The weekly Beaconsfield Market has been a familiar sight in the town since the 80s.

On April 26, the traders and shoppers gathered in the heart of Old Town.

Roger Gould, from Granville Framing, was one of the original traders on the first day of the market in April 1982.

He explained how the locals welcomed the market: “Early morning noise as stalls were erected was one of the concerns, therefore a strict rule was introduced not to start setting up until 7.30am.

“As time passed, the locals welcomed us, even the previous complainants became customers.”

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“The site was originally gravel, which made it very dirty on wet days and dusty on dry days, however a few years later it was finally resurfaced with Tarmac.”

Soon the market became well-loved, and many elderly residents came to have a regular chat with the traders.

To this day, Mr Gould’s son Richard runs their market stall.