The Old Sheep Market - After the Plague

  • 23 Mar 2021
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When the plague died down no more burial were permitted at the Angel Street site. The cemetery was permanently closed lest any disturbance of the tainted soil might liberate germs of the deadly pestilence. Hence the land was kept as an open space, and in the days of street markets, was appropriated to the sale of sheep, just as Broad Street originally, and afterwards Dolday, was the beast market. It was only in mid-Victorian times that street markets were discontinued in Worcester and suitable provision made for farmers and dealers