I used to take my daughter to the cattle market, to see the pigs and any other animals that were there at the time. She loved the pigs. I remember it was very smelly and they would be squealing.
There would also be stalls with second hand bikes, farm stuff and pigeons for sale. There was an auction so it was really busy and noisy but a great atmosphere.
You can’t mention the cattle market without talking about the outdoor swimming pool. It was freezing cold all the time. The cubicles had a big gap at the top and bottom so you were always cold but you learned to dress fast. At least our town had a pool and we had a lot of fun there. I think the man that ran it was Mr King and I recall he had a daughter who helped him.