Nostalgia: Happier times in the market

Birstall Market, 1989.
Birstall Market, 1989.

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.