Alan Emery on Newport Market
The Isle of Wight Market? It rather nice really, sort of cosy sort of … because there aren’t that number of farms on the Isle of Wight and you could go there on Market day and see almost the lot (laughs). It was very nice as a Market.
I had one experience there that I remember quite clearly. A man called Mr Slee farmed a farm near New Church there and he was unloading his sheep in the Market one day and they shot out and that used to be where that grass is now, like a parkland, that was all a Cemetery then and they all shot out and got in there, these sheep and all the traffic had gone along that road and I’d got my collie with me and I was able to show off how good my collie was and he rounded them all up and brought them back into the Market (laughs).”