High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1939

Description:The tall building on the left hand side of this photograph was the original covered Market Hall. The Hall was built in 1854, in order to supplement the portable street markets that took place outside, and was demolished in 1961. This site was the entrance to the Warner Brothers cinema in 2002. The building to the right of the Market Hall is Woolworths, who were still trading in the new building they built on the site in 2002.

The buses on the right hand side of the photograph are just emerging from Hassell Street. This was a new thoroughfare at the time as previously buildings existed where the road came through. At the time this photograph was taken the area in the foreground of the Hassell street junction was called Penkhull Street, with the other half containing the Guildhall being High Street. Penkhull Street became the High Street in 1954.


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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 ...

1840s
Burgess Lands Map, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Burgess Lands Map, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This map shows the lands held in trust by the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme ...

1870s
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the High Street looking north. In the background to the right of the ...

1890s
Hargreaves,  High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hargreaves, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of Hargreaves, maltster and hop merchant.

1900s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Mayor choosing happened every Charter Day in Newcastle until about 1932. From the ...

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
Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle
Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle

The market at Newcastle can be traced back to 1172. Originally the market was held ...

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Donor ref:PA596 (22/4345)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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