Market Hall, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1930 - 1954 (c.)

Description:The covered market hall, seen here on the right was built in 1854, in order to supplement the portable street markets that took place outside, and was demolished in 1961. Arthur Morgan, probably a tobacconsit's, and the Red Lion pub can be seen on the left of this photograph. Both the Arthur Morgan and Red Lion premises were actually timber framed buildings that were refronted in the 18th century.

These buildings were located on what was then known as Penkhull street, before the whole street became known as the High street in 1954. The bus stop located outside the Red Lion demonstrates a time when traffic flowed freely through the very centre of the town.


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1840s
Map plotting the Cholera Victims of 1849, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Map plotting the Cholera Victims of 1849, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Using a map produced by Robert Malabar in 1875, somebody in the late 1800s plotted ...

1890s
Market Place, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Place, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph was taken before 1900, when the trams were introduced to Newcastle, ...

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, ...

1960s
The Stones, Newcastle Market
The Stones, Newcastle Market

Watercolour of the High Street and the Guild Hall by Reginald G. Haggar with market ...

1980s
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Gas Holder and Smithfield Cattle market, demolished in the mid 1990s, can be ...

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Donor ref:PA 940 (22/4378)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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