Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle

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Date:1970 - 1979 (c.)

Description:The market at Newcastle can be traced back to 1172. Originally the market was held on a Sunday, which was the best day to attract people who worked a six day week. In about the 13th century the Ironmarket and High Street were laid out unusually wide, to allow for livestock and goods markets. The original Sunday market moved to a Monday in 1590, and this was added to in the 19th century, by also having Friday and Saturday markets, which are now the most popular days. Here the market is pictured in full swing during the 1970s.


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1830s
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist ...

1850s
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5

These maps were surveyed in 1851 by the Ordnance Survey Department in accordance ...

1880s
Fire Appliances, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fire Appliances, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A scene of crowds gathered to see a display of a new Merryweather and Shand Mason ...

1900s
Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

In front of the Guildhall can be seen the Market Cross, which originally stood in ...

1920s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The tram lines visible in the centre of this photograph give the date of pre 1928, ...

1950s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly ...

1970s
High street looking north west, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High street looking north west, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the High Street in the 1970s. Traffic is still going through the town ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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