Market Place, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1890 - 1900 (c.)

Description:This photograph was taken before 1900, when the trams were introduced to Newcastle, and tram lines ran down High Street. Traders are shown here selling their wares from carts on the ancient market.

The tall building pictured on the left is the covered market hall, which 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 was once the Market Inn and was taken over by Woolworths, who were still trading in the new building they built on the site in 2002.

The origin of the name of the Market, the 'Stones', is due to the cobbled nature of the surface of the road, clearly seen here.


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1840s
The Mock Mayor, of Newcastle-under-Lyme by Robert William Buss
The Mock Mayor, of Newcastle-under-Lyme by Robert William Buss

The Mock Mayor by Robert William Buss (1804-1875), oil on canvas,1844. Scene ...

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.

1910s
Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the South African Volunteers
Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the South African Volunteers

Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough of Newcastle to the South African Volunteers. ...

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
Castle Hotel, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Castle Hotel, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Castle Hotel opened in around 1820 and was a popular coaching stop for traffic ...

1970s
Octocentenary, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Octocentenary, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A group of people in period costume handing out newspapers advertising Octocentenary ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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