Romford Market has undergone years of change and we have selected a range of photographs which reflect that.

From before World War I to the late 1980s, Market Place in Romford has been a focal point for the town centre and its people.

Romford Market celebrated its 775th anniversary last year, according to Havering Libraries, so we have put together a selection of photographs from over the years.

You can see them all below:

Romford Market Place circa 1900

Romford Recorder: Market Place circa 1900Market Place circa 1900 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

Captured in black and white, Market Place in this photo shows the quiet of a non-trading day after the turn of the century.

You can see the old court house and the offices of the former Romford Urban District Council behind the horse and cart.

To the right is the bank of Hill and Sons, all captured in this old postcard.

Busy market day in Romford circa 1905

Romford Recorder: Market Place on a busy dayMarket Place on a busy day (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

This is a tinted postcard of Romford's Market Place posted in 1905.

On the left you can see the wall of St Edward the Confessor next to the Cock and Bell Inn, which returned to church use in 1908, according to Havering Libraries.

The eastern end of the market is very busy with livestock sales in front of Laurie Hall.

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An aerial view of Romford, including Market Place, circa 1920 

Romford Recorder: Market Place and Romford from the skyMarket Place and Romford from the sky (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

Just two years after World War II Market Place is quiet.

The Laurie Cinema, demolished in 1970, can be spotted to the right of Market Place, which sits to the photo's centre left.

Laurie Square Gardens rests just behind the cinema where the thick trees are to the photo's centre.

Cattle in Romford Market circa 1930

Romford Recorder: Cattle in Romford Market circa 1930Cattle in Romford Market circa 1930 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

A sight you are highly unlikely to see today, cattle right in the middle of Market Place.

This photo shows a cattle pen on market day and in the background you can see the premises of Joseph Edward Frostick, a former chimney sweep at 73-77 Market Place.

Market Place on non-market day circa 1955

Romford Recorder: Market Place circa 1955Market Place circa 1955 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

The Ind Coope Brewery can be spotted on a non-market day in 1955.

Also pictured is The Duke of Wellington Pub, W.A. Hall Grocer at 48 Market Place and Humphreys bakers.

To the far left is one of the buildings that Stone's occupied before redevelopment in the 1960s, according to Havering Libraries.

Bustling Market Place circa 1957

Romford Recorder: Bustling trade at Market PlaceBustling trade at Market Place (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

A jam-packed Market Place on trading day can be seen here.

Queues of people and traffic attempting to navigate through thick crowds was a common sight in the 1950s.

The main road remained open and three buses can be seen painstakingly attempting to find their way through.

Market Place in colour, 1987

Romford Recorder: Market Place in colour, 1987Market Place in colour, 1987 (Image: Havering Libraries-Local Studies)

By this time vehicles no longer drive through.

This photo was taken from a roof area between 86 and 94 Market Place and on the left you can see the old Debenhams, which has since closed.

The market stalls are hard to tell apart, but computer specialists, jewellers and clothes vendors were said to trade here by Havering Libraries.