Sheep sale at Norwich livestock market raises money for charity

A special show and sale to mark the 10th anniversary of the revival of Norfolk Livestock Market took place yesterday.

Since the market, held in Hall Road, Norwich, switched back to the traditional Saturday sale, numbers have been steadily growing, said director and farmer David Ball.

Mr Ball said: 'It was a fantastic event and we raised �2,000 for charity, mainly for Norwich's Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

'There was a great attendance and we sold about 1,000 sheep and 100 head of cattle and calves.'

Mr Ball was part of a team that campaigned to re-open the market following its closure during the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic.

After farmers had raised an estimated �100,000 in share capital, it re-opened on August 12, 2002.

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