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Builth and district
in Victorian times
 
  The sheep come to town  
 

This is another early photograph of livestock for sale in the heart of Builth. But this time, instead of cattle loose in the High Street, there are sheep enclosed in pens in Market Street !
At least this arrangement would have caused less chaos and mess in the town than the free-range cattle !

 
Market Street
Builth Wells
c1900
Sheep fair in Builth,c1905
 

This picture probably dates from around the same time as the photograph of the cattle fair - around 1900, right at the end of the Victorian years.
Sheep were then traded in Market Street and Bank Square in Builth, and it wasn't until 1910 that a proper livestock market was opened on the Brecon Road.
The above view is looking down Market Street towards High Street and West Street, with Bank Square on the right. Another picture in this series shows Bank Square as seen from the side of the building in the middle of the picture.

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