ONCE A YEAR 1970s BRITISH FOLKLORE
CHARD SOMERSET LETTING MARKET TOLLS. UK
Letting of the Chard Market Tolls. The Guildhall, Chard Somerset. April 1975;
Mayor of Chard, Maurice Lillington, right, past Mayor Ernest Ashman (Mayor 1950-52), centre, and on the left George Smith, an official with the then Yeovil District Council.
A Royal Charter dating back to 29th June 1683 empowered the town to hold three annual fairs and three weekly markets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Historically the right to let the tolls has lain with the...