It was wonderful, especially so because we used to go to the Cattle Market on a regular basis with my Poppa when I was little (always remembering to keep my arms by myside, no sneezing, no nodding, etc in case I bought something!).
The market is now diverse and includes Antiques on a Tuesday, Car Boots on Sunday and a Farmer's Market, in addition to the usual cattle market. Tuesday also sees Fur and Feather - though sadly all the fur was dead (NOT good) - but it was cool to see all the chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, and even a pair of peacocks for sale.
It's obviously difficult to take photos as you don't want to scare them with a flash, and the 'cages' bars get in the way. This was my Mum's favourite and I managed to get a flash-free photo of this beautiful silver-lace hen...
and a not so geat photo of these HUGE chickens, trust me, they were massive
The antique market was great and I found some wonderful items for crafting...
a bag of vintage stamps and a wonderful ladbird book which I had when I was very little
A fab King's coronation mug from 1937, which I intend to give a pincushion top for my own use
A great original scrabble set with the wooden tiles to make jewellery with
It even still had someone's score sheets inside - written on the back of what look like council minutes or something similar, from the late 1960's, early 1970's
We also came away with some sweet mini daffodil bulbs and a piece of Stilton (Hubby's favourite).
I got some really great bargains. All in all we had a great morning, and all agreed we must do it again. x