Piers of Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

Piers of Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

Literary Portsmouth

Literary Portsmouth

Alton and Its Villages Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2010

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Alton and the surrounding villages have changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781848680760

Alton has been a market centre for the villages that surround it for many hundreds of years and these two pictures show the changes that have taken place in the last 100 years. For most of that period a weekly Tuesday market took place in the Market Place and on 14 December 1909 it was accompanied by a Christmas Fat Stock Show. Today the Tuesday market is held in the High Street and there is no longer any livestock for sale. Instead, the stalls sell fruit, vegetables, plants, clothes, and books. On various weekends during the year there are other events such as Farmers' Markets which attract people from Alton and the surrounding villages.

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