Wednesday Market

Looking across at the market square, the most striking difference between the present scene and our archive image is the Primitive Methodist Chapel. It was built in 1825 at a cost of £700 and held a congregation of 400.  In 1903, fifty of its members joined the Passive Resistance League, and by 1907 there were still eighteen members making half yearly court appearances and having their property seized!  This image was taken in 1908 and the building was demolished around 1957.