Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1937

Description:This part of Newcastle was originally a marsh that was drained during the 18th century to create new land on which to build. Nelson Place was created to provide a central point at which six roads met. This photograph shows what Nelson Place and the bottom end of the Ironmarket looked like in 1937.

The small ornate roundabout pictured was the fore runner of the substantial fountains roundabout. Queen Victoria's statue is seen here in its original position, before it was moved to Station Walks and then to the Queen's Gardens where it stood in 2002. The statue was given to the town in 1903 by Sir Alfred Haslem and was unveiled by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII.


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1880s
Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the Ironmarket taken from Nelson Place. The building seen on the far right ...

1900s
Unveiling of the Queen Victoria Monument, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Unveiling of the Queen Victoria Monument, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Queen Victoria statue was presented to the Borough of Newcastle by the then ...

1920s
View of the Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme
View of the Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The building seen on the far right hand side of this photograph was a private house, ...

1940s
The Plaza Cinema, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Plaza Cinema, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Plaza Cinema, Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme, showing 'Last of the Mohicans'. ...

1960s
Queen's Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Queen's Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Gardens were laid out in 1897 on land that had been bought by public subscription, ...

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Donor ref:PA 5997 (22/4490)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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