Historical Butter Market

buttermarketIn the mid Victorian period a Butter Market was held in the town. This photograph shows the market taking place in an area that has now became one of the town’s busiest road junctions, making a similar event today practically impossible. The imposing Georgian building on the right of the photograph is Crosbie House (16) and the distinctive Bears Paw can be viewed on the left (9). The Library (11) and the Fishermen’s Cottages (14) can just be made out in the rear of the picture in the sweeping view up towards High Street. The reverse view, looking from the High Street down towards Main Street, can be seen in photograph (11).