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Wells, Somerset

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Wells Market Place

The Wells Market Place has been a focal point of the City over the ages and still is today with a twice weekly market on Wednesday and Saturday selling local produce and goods. A Farmers' Market is held here every Wednesday. Twice a year a funfair is held, together with other lively activities such as the annual charity boules (petanque) competition.

Mary Rand, who was a resident of the City, achieved a world record in the long jump at the 1964 Olympic Games. A commemorative plaque showing the actual distance can be found in the pavement. There is also an unusual medieval fresh water conduit. Two medieval gateways are located on the market place known as Penniless Porch and the Bishop's Eye. The Post Office is located here.

  • Wells Market in the Market Place on a lovely sunny day.
  • Wells Market bustling with people.
  • Penniless Porch in the corner of the Market Place leading to the Cathedral Green.
  • Market day on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year.
  • Browsing in the market
  • A wide shot of the bustling Market Place
  • Wells Market.
  • Wells Town Cryer with the Bishop's Eye behind him leading to the Bishop's Palace
  • The Bishop's Eye leading into the Market Place from the Bishop's Palace

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