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Hallgate 1840
Hallgate 1840
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Item #: 35075
Drawing loaned in 1840 by Dr. Prosser White. At this time Hallgate started in the Market Place. Now Market St. and turned left at the Crofters then continued as it does today.

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 20th April 2024 at 08:46

Ron , you posted a photo of this view no.10124 . The Coach and Horses on the right.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 20th April 2024 at 09:14

That narrow lane at the side of The Crofters in the early 1800's would lead down to Boothers Croft field on the right upon which the Market Square and the Market Hall would be built. The lane itself becoming Market Street.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th April 2024 at 14:43

Dohhh I have so many images on my computer I can't remember what I have posted<g>

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th April 2024 at 17:00

Ron, it's bound to happen that photos get put on twice. Some time ago I put a photo on of my brother on one of those seaside "motor bikes" that are a photographer's prop and then realised I had already put it on many years ago! I hadn't seen this Hallgate photo before and I'm sure many other people hadn't either so it was new to me.

Comment by: Peter Walsh on 21st April 2024 at 07:39

Ron , I did not mean you had posted it twice. The one i found was a photograph of this same location. I thought this interesting. There is a name on the building with the cross and orb sign which someone may recognise. See it under recently commented.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 30th April 2024 at 08:59

Ron, is that The Queens Head on the left?

Comment by: John Brown on 13th May 2024 at 23:29

Great picture Ron.

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