The market day has been transferred to Friday, but the May and October fairs are continued.
Granted a charter for a weekly market on Friday and an annual fair of eight days beginning on the eve of St Andrew (30th Nov.), and in 1285 another charter changing the market day from Friday to Wednesday and extending the summer fair to eight days.
Granted a yearly fair extending from the eve of Whitsun to the Monday after Trinity and a weekly market on Wednesday, but some time before 1787 the market day was changed to Tuesday.
The market day was altered to Tuesday in 1662, and Sir William Fenwick, then lord of the manor, received a grant of a cattle market on the Tuesday after the feast of St Cuthbert in March and every Tuesday fortnight until the feast of St Martin.
The other fair has been discontinued, and the market day has been changed to Wednesday.
The market day is still Saturday, but the fairs are discontinued.
Up to the beginning of the r9th century the market day was Monday, but the customary Saturday market gradually superseded this old chartered market.