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Barnsley Markets 1982 - 1987

Barnsley Market has formed an integral part of the town’s life for centuries. Though the market has changed appearance and location many times one thing has always remained consistent; the people. Many locals will have fond memories of the traders and characters who frequented the market over the years.

One of those well-known characters was amateur photographer Harry Brookes. Over a period of five decades, Harry documented the changing face of the market, its traders and the shoppers. His love of the market community and interest in local history led Harry to take over 1000 photographs, many of which were donated to Barnsley Archives. This exhibition displays a selection of Harry’s pictures which span a six year period of 1982 – 1987.

All images have been reproduced with the kind permission of Barnsley Archives.