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Helston Cattle Market, about 1910

NumberHESFM:2007.10153
PlaceCastle Green, St Johns, Helston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1910. about
KeywordsHelston St Johns Farming Trades and Professions Markets
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard of Helston cattle market, located on the Castle Green side, on market day, about 1910. Mr Thomas is the gentleman in a bowler hat near the centre with his back to camera. 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.