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The Cattle Market, Helston, about 1913

NumberHESFM:1993.5961
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1913. about
KeywordsHelston St Johns Trades and Professions Farming Markets
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard of the bustling Helston cattle market on market day, about 1913. The weekly cattle market, which was traditionally held on a Monday, was one of the biggest agricultural markets in the area. In addition to providing the opportunity to buy and sell livestock, it was also an important social event for farmers and their families. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.