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Wednesday Auction at the Town Wharf Market

This market was originally held on Beastmarket Hill (opposite the Ossington Coffee Palace). It was removed to the Town Wharf in 1930 when the congestion it caused required its removal to the town wharf site seen here. It was originally a small-livestock market, selling rabbits, ducks and poultry, but by the time of this photograph, it sold mainly household, timber and garden goods. Richard Watkins…