Here’s a rare photo kindly sent in by Paul Doleman. Taken in 1931 the image captures the resurfacing of Market Street with what I presume are some steam-powered contraptions? Can you hazard a guess as to what those machines did?
The most recent, significant, road works to Market Street were completed just prior to the 2006 Open Golf Championships. There was some criticism of the cobbled pavements at the time, but some six years on I wonder if residents and shoppers have got used to the surface?