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Do you remember King’s Lynn Cattle Market?

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

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These little piggies went to market in King’s Lynn.

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

Back in the 1970s, the town had its own cattle market.

Cattle, sheep and pigs came under the hammer in what was once a typical scene in what is part of the Hardwick retail park.

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

Farmers stood around the auction ring where the animals were paraded to see how much they made.

Market day was also a social occasion, a good excuse for an outing to town for those living out in the West Norfolk countryside.

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

Can you spot the spelling mistake in massive letters on the exit road.

Presumably the painter had to redo his handiwork when the gaffe was spotted.

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

The market is another side of Lynn that’s now long gone in all of the massive development the town has seen over the last few decades.

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library The new cattle market at King's Lynn, July 7th, 1971. Picture: Archant library

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