Beautiful old pictures show Downham Market over the years
- Credit: Archant Library
Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at Downham Market, a lovely market town situated on the edge of the Fens on the River Great Ouse.
Standing on high ground above the fenland, Downham Market is one of Norfolk's oldest market towns - dating back some 2,000 years, and some of its historic past is still evident today, including its landmark black and white town clock standing guard, looking over the comings and goings in the marketplace for the past 150 years.
Life today, just as has been the case for hundreds of years, is strongly linked to the river Great Ouse and its channels, which surround the town - from industry and recreation to community celebrations and events along the banks.
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