Woolly work at Market Rasen

Nostalgia 1962 EMN-150511-072259001

Nostalgia 1962 EMN-150511-072259001

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This wonderful picture shows how Market Rasen’s sheep sale fairs were among the best in the county more than half a century ago.

In an edition of the Market Rasen Mail of 1962, it was reported that sales of fat sheep were running at between 25,000 and 30,000 a year.

It meant the town had seen the biggest increase in sheep sales at any market across Lincolnshire.

There were more than 3,000 sheep penned at the market on the day this picture was taken.

Trade in lambs was also high in 1962, running at around 600 each week.