A Day in the Life of Newtown 1
These photographs and captions are by David Pugh recording life in the Montgomeryshire town of Newtown on 24th September 2002.
I decided that I would not try to record a normal day in my life. I spend most of my time researching and writing on local history. Me sitting at my computer would not make much of a picture sequence. Instead I would record, as best I could, a day in the life of the town. As, since 1279, Tuesday has been market day in Newtown I concentrated on the street market, with occasional forays elsewhere. In September there is enough light for photography from about 7am to 7pm so I chose to cover those 12 hours.
The pictures were taken in 7 separate forays into the town from our house, with short returns home for rest.
I have not attempted to describe the content of each picture as I have no idea what a future historian might be looking for and I would have needed an amanuensis to take notes. Instead I have made a brief commentary to put each picture in its context. Where I knew the names of people I have included them.
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