15th July 1853 - first annual sheep fair at the Butts

Dolly the sheep

From 1853 onwards there were sheep fairs at the Butts (opposite Fire Stn.) on 15 July and 15 October

Image

The sheep pictured is the famous Dolly. The photo is by Toni Barros from São Paulo, Brasil - Hello, Dolly!, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link