A Brief History of Hitchin Markets and Fairs

Anthony M. Foster

Markets and FairsAnthony Foster’s “brief history” is in fact a very thorough, well-illustrated exposition on the subject, taking the reader back to Norman times and beyond. The trade in grain, wool and livestock are all given their part in the story which is taken through the financial difficulties of the nineteenth century to the move to the present site.

This leaflet is currently out of print, but you can view a pdf copy by clicking HERE.

Publisher: Hitchin Historical Society in collaboration with North Herts District Council Museums Service