From: Stan Spencer
by email

To the best of my recollection (1930s to 1950s) there was not a market as such in Bournemouth Road. However, there were a couple of stalls at the Rye Lane end of the road, one of which was a farm stall run by people called Taylor. There was also a gent who sold drawing pins, shoe laces and matches from a tray that was hung around his neck rather like the ice cream vendors in the cinemas of that era and he had been on that spot for years.