Powys Digital History Project

Llanidloes street life 7
Mary at the Market Hall 

  A permanent institution
The photograph shown here is thought to have been taken around 1900, and it shows Mary Brown at her regular 'pitch' under the Market Hall waiting for customers for the produce in her baskets.  
Photograph by
kind permission of
Llanidloes Museum
Mary Brown, fruitseller, c1900 

In "A Municipal History of Llanidloes" published in 1908, the author E R Horsfall-Turner wrote "Some of the vendors at the market place are so old-established that they appear to be a part of the natural order of things. Mary Brown was one of the most permanent institutions of the borough until her death at a ripe age".

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