Nostalgia: Looking back to the last day of sales at the Ipswich Cattle Market in 1985
PUBLISHED: 14:30 21 January 2020
The Ipswich Cattle Market was a feature in the town for centuries but all that came to an end in 1985 with the last ever sale.
The market had many different sites over the years, including the Cornhill, moving from there to the top of Silent Street close to the Buttermarket in 1812 - an area still called the Old Cattle Market.
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It then moved to its final site on what was then the town marshes in 1856. This was between Portman Road and Princes Street and today is a car park and home to the Sir Bobby Robson statue.
Market days would regularly be on Tuesdays where the area would be thriving with livestock and cows, pigs and sheep all being sold.
On a regular occasions animals would manage to escape from the market and would wander the Ipswich streets until they were eventually caught by their owners.
Our gallery here features the final sale day.
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