There were always more than just shops in the Market Place. For some people, the Market Place was also their home. There were shopkeepers of course, who lived above the shops with their families. Some of the rooms above the shops might also be rented by other people. If you look at the top photograph of the Market Place, you can see some of the flats above the shops.
Now have a look at the second photograph. This is a view of houses near the Market Place. People were living here as well. In our investigation we'll see what sort of people lived in each of these places.
So... we know from these photographs that there were houses and flats in and near the Market Place were people could live but how can we find out more about the people who did live there? One of the best sources to use is the Census.
You can find out more about the Census or move straight on to finding out about a family who lived there in 1901.