Nostalgia: Happier times in the market

Birstall Market, 1989.
Birstall Market, 1989.
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Birstall Market looks busy here in 1989.

Shoppers go about their business under the watchful eye of Joseph Priestley in the village centre.

These were happier times for the market – recent budget cuts mean Kirklees Council will not be able to support the market and its future is now in doubt.