All change on Newgate Market

Medieval building

Views of and from Newgate Market when site clearance began for the refurbishment, and thoughts on whether this space will ever match Parliament Street as a home for the city’s main marketplace.

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Goodbye, and thanks, Barbican Bookshop

Bookshop window

The Barbican Bookshop is closing down. They’ve been here on Fossgate for decades, with all those rooms of secondhand books in a shop apparently small when you see it from the front before you realise that it goes back such a long way from the street, and up narrow stairs.

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63 Gillygate, circa 1930

Shop windows, 1930

1930, give or take a year. 63 Gillygate, on the corner of Portland Street, pictured from Portland Street. The sign says ‘Children’s Outfitters’. It’s now Crew men’s hairdressing.

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Where Scott’s was: Petergate


Before leaving the subject of long-established local businesses, here’s a photo of Scott’s butchers on Petergate, taken in June 2007. It closed in 2008 after 130 years of trading.

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