05 - Old Market Place

We now look at Old Market Place and hear some lovely personal tales. The dominant Victorian building was once Gurney's bank and we hear about the intrepid Mr Stebbings who had to cycle to Eye when they ran out of gold sovereigns! We meet the occupants of Old House, who tell us what has been discovered about their beams. Incredibly, they know almost to the month when parts of the building were erected, just by looking at the timber. We then head up Mendham Lane where we see the Old Manse.