Permanent display screens featuring market scenes from 1860 to the present day have been installed on Wellingborough market this week.
The scenes give a brief history of the market through the ages and include the old corn exchange on the Market Square pictured in 1902, the last ever cattle market in 1905, Gillit & Gillit Auctioneers in 1920 and fruit stalls in the 1970s.
The display screens were commissioned by Wellingborough Council following discussions with market traders, and will act as a windbreak, along with providing extra security for the stalls which back onto Orient Way.
Cllr Graham Lawman, chairman of the market working party, said: “There have been some wonderful compliments from passers-by.
“An 83-year-old gentleman has spotted his wife; pictured at the fruit and veg stall in 1975.”
The screens are part of a market regeneration programme, which has included a new stall layout and the creation of a dedicated events space, which will be available for community groups and charities to use free of charge for non-revenue generating events.
Further improvements to the market will be seen later this year.