Your article: Market Weighton prospered following the building of a canal in 18th century

High Street, Market Weighton
High Street, Market Weighton
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As the name suggests, Market Weighton in Medieval times was a market town.

This was established in 1251 by Royal charter from Henry III for a market every Thursday.

This was repealed and replaced by Henry VI in 1458 for a Wednesday market and two fairs per year.

Read Andrew Sefton’s full feature in next week’s Pocklington Post (27 February).