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Ormskirk. Market Day In Mono.

It was a Thursday, the sun was shining high in the sky and I needed to go to the bank, paying bills is always such fun. I had a couple of options, there are two branches near where I live but where’s the fun in parting with money on your own doorstep?

Like I said it was Thursday, so that would be market day in Ormskirk, not too far away and an easy trip on the train. So off I went and made my way over to the town.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. Aughton Street & Thursday Market.

ORMSKIRK. The market is held twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays and fills two of the town centre streets which meet at the Town Clock. This is a view from the side of the clock looking down Aughton street.

Ormskirk lies on the broad, flat West Lancashire plain that leads out to the coast at Southport. The rich, dark brown soil produces much in the way of potatoes, tomatoes and other salad crops. Quire a lot of which turns up at the local markets in the area.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. Moor Street & Thursday Market.

ORMSKIRK. The market is held twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays fresh local produce is always a feature.

The market is held in the open along the streets in the town centre, market days being Thursdays and Saturdays. It dates from the late 1200’s when the monks at the nearby Burscough Abbey were given the right to hold a market.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. Moor Street & Thursday Market.

ORMSKIRK. The market is held twice a week on Tursdays and Saturdays, this is the Thursday market on Moor Street with the fishmonger and one of the vegetablle stalls.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. Moor Street & Thursday Market.

ORMSKIRK. The market is held twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays so you can top up your musical collection or have a bit of a clear out.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. The Thursday Market. & Snack Bar.

ORMSKIRK. The Snack Bar on the Thusrday & Saturday maket is always a popular spot.

On the technical side, as this was just an excuse to get out of the house for a couple of hours and drink coffee somewhere other than my own kitchen, I didn’t go out fully equipped on the camera front. Instead I wandered about and used the camera on my Motorola mobile ‘phone. ( wandering aimlessly is a particular skill of mine ) It was only as I was downloading my haul of images that I thought of rendering them in black & white, I like the results, though some images will always work better in mono than others.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK.  Church Street Busking.

ORMSKIRK. A busker on Chuirch Street serenades in the sun. In the distance is the town clock dating from the 1870’s and the focal point for the market.

18/07/19  ORMSKIRK. Aughton Street & Thursday Market.

ORMSKIRK. A banner for the market at the bottom of Aughton Street.

As I said above, I used the train, here’s a couple of links for the local train service providers.

 

ORMSKIRK MARKET

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NORTHRN RAIL TRAVEL INFO

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