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A typical market day in the old town of Newark, Nottinghamshire.
'A film of market day in an old Nottinghamshire town. The roads are full of traffic, of country people bringing their cattle, poultry, fruit and vegetables. Farmers show each other samples of grain; they crowd the cattle market. A market town is the centre of the life of the surrounding countryside.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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