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Market Weighton circular walk.

The White Shire Walk

Market Weighton is a small town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Its history dates back to the Roman period, when a settlement was established on the site. However, it was not until the medieval period that Market Weighton began to develop as a town.

During the 12th century, Market Weighton became an important market town, with a market held every Tuesday. The town grew in importance over the centuries, and by the 19th century, it had become a centre for the agricultural trade, with a number of mills, breweries, and other businesses operating in the area.

In 1823, the town was visited by William Wilberforce, the famous anti-slavery campaigner, who delivered a speech in the town square. In the mid-19th century, the town was connected to the railway network, which further boosted its growth and prosperity.

During World War II, Market Weighton was home to a number of military camps, and played an important role in the war effort. After the war, the town continued to develop and expand, with new housing estates and industrial estates being built in the area.

Today, Market Weighton is a thriving town with a population of around 6,000. It is known for its picturesque town centre, which features a number of historic buildings and landmarks, including the town hall, the All Saints Church, and the Market Cross. The town also hosts an annual agricultural show, which attracts visitors from across the region.

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