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Wonderful pictures show Harleston in days gone by

PUBLISHED: 18:30 24 October 2017

Harleston market place in May 1989. Picture: Archant Library

Harleston market place in May 1989. Picture: Archant Library

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Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we focus on Harleston an ancient market town in the heart of the Waveney Valley.

The market place looking towards The Throughfare at Harleston. Next to the Midland Bank is the clock tower, May 1971. Picture: Archant library The market place looking towards The Throughfare at Harleston. Next to the Midland Bank is the clock tower, May 1971. Picture: Archant library

In the heart of the Waveney Valley, Harleston is a beautiful ancient market town with historic coaching inns and orginal timber-framed buildings. Signs of its rich history over the centuries can be spotted all over the town and there are more than 150 fascinating old buildings dotted around - from Stuart, Tudor and Medieval times. Its past residents include some of the first Pilgrim Fathers who travelled to settle in the United States of America.

Wednesday has been market day in Harleston since 1259 when the twon was granted charter status and today it is still considered as important to the town as it was in the 13th century, with mnay locals coming into town for market day.

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The Square, showing the town sign and The Magpie Hotel.

Dated March 5, 1968

. Picture: Archant library The Square, showing the town sign and The Magpie Hotel. Dated March 5, 1968 . Picture: Archant library

Harleston Coronation celebrations, children in fancy dress parading in the procession. One child is holding a banner Harleston Coronation celebrations, children in fancy dress parading in the procession. One child is holding a banner " Hurrah, Hurrah, Sweets off ration ". Sweets had been rationed for many years and the restrictions ended in February 1953. Picture: Archant library

Three busmen take a professional interest in Harleston's new bus shelter in Broad Street, which has just been finished, undated. Picture: Archant library Three busmen take a professional interest in Harleston's new bus shelter in Broad Street, which has just been finished, undated. Picture: Archant library

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