Newmarket

LOCAL HISTORY
It was the nearby village of Exning that was one of the major settlements in this area during Anglo-Saxon and Medieval times.
After Britain was hit by the plague during the 14th, 15th & 16th Centuries, the population of Exning decided to leave their homes to contain the disease and build a new settlement nearby and so 'New'market was born.

Newmarket Local History Society

King James I was the first to discover that the flat land in the area was ideal for galloping horses, and the tradition was carried on by many following English Monarchs...< more >
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THE GALLOPS
 
 

Horse Racing since 1622
Horse Masters since 5000BC

  Ever wanted to be "up on the Heath" at the break of day,  watching the horses taking their yawning jockeys for an early morning gallop...?

Well, just so you don't have to, we at www.newmarket.org.uk have done it for you.  Simply follow the links and come with us on a pictorial journey to the misty Newmarket Heath...