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Maidstone Tuesday Market, January 12th 1932

A roll-call of personalities working at Maidstone's livestock market feature in this charming film from a chilly January in 1932

Amateur film 1932 3 mins Silent

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Using pithy inter-titles, this film presents a gallery of auctioneers working at Maidstone's livestock market. Judging by the titles, these characters seem to be local legends in their own right. With prices in shillings, we see the auctioneers hard at work while local farmers and buyers look on. The film ends with a peek inside an 'egg' business - where Haydn B Parker, the egg expert and owner, is seen at work carrying boxes while his female employees pack the eggs.