chapter  2
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THE ORDER OF TIME

These markets are relics of the old trading fair, and it is on this spot that the big travelling fair comes during holiday week [for those unable to get away]. In the market we get an agglomeration of thousands of people densely packed together. This pressure of numbers in Blackpool is a major factor in determining the holiday-makers' 'carefree enjoyment'. In Worktown, the same 'atmosphere' is developed in the marketplace on Tuesday and on Thursday.