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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 13th March, 2020)

Cattle Market

Cattle Market
New Houses on the Old Cattle Market.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 13th March 2020 at 03:40

The point is, where was the old cattle market.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2020 at 09:25

Exactly what I was wondering - apart from what used to be said about ' Beauty Competitions' . My first thought was the market square long ago....but that's out of the question..

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 13th March 2020 at 10:35

Been watching this, they've been thrown up. It's on Frog Lane behind Parrys Paints and the old Guardians pub

Comment by: Maureen on 13th March 2020 at 11:25

I had no idea there was ever a cattle market in that area.

Comment by: Roy on 13th March 2020 at 11:50

Thrown up's not the word WN1, can you not think of anything faster than that ? lol. I go down Prescott St regularly and the ones high up on the right have appeared as if by magic.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 13th March 2020 at 11:58

Is this the old Jos Trickett's place off Frog Lane?. If so then I have some cine film that I shot there in the very early 60's, almost 60 years ago. It should be interesting viewing.

Comment by: DTease on 13th March 2020 at 13:22

The houses they build today are more like Rabbit Hutches than family dwellings.
Good old British Developers, building tomorrows slums today!

Comment by: Veronica on 13th March 2020 at 14:27

Dtease you sound like my dad in the sixties when they were re- developing Scholes, one of his 'mantras' was "they're breeding slums"and another was " Army Barracks!"
I used to tease him and say 'but they're posh Army Barracks!" ... A lot of what he said came true, or why were they demolished later and some turned to into drug dens?....on the other hand if Scholes had been left as it was, would the same have happened because of the drug scene....? In the end it's some, not all,the people who make slums of good buildings. I agree about the buildings being thrown up quick! The Chinese seem to have the fastest
rate these days though!

Comment by: Brian B on 13th March 2020 at 15:13

Thanks for the picture Mick.
Brings back many happy memories.My grand father lived backing onto the cattle market and I could just nip over the back wall onto the market.
Spent many happy hours avoiding the caretaker and helping to carry in the baby pigs. Remember them driving the cattle up Frog lane to their fate!!often causing chaos if the gates to All Siants girls school were open.Happy Days.

Comment by: janet on 13th March 2020 at 15:48

little boxes on a hill top not one of your best mick

Comment by: XPat on 13th March 2020 at 16:15

The need for affordable houses is outweighing the need for quality . Quick profit developers are seizing the opportunity
for a quick ‘ get in and get out’ New buildings look fresh , clean and exciting , but are built with cheap workable materials . Restoring old buildings is more sensible in the long run , but we live in a modern throw away society , in which , once you are of a certain age it becomes much easier to simply flatten it and start again .
On the cheery side I read that Greenland is melting even faster than was predicted . Indonesia and Venice are sinking yearly .
Bangladesh will disappear completely . A scientist said , if Greenland goes , the areas most under threat will be the areas where we now grow are crops for food .
Judging by what is going on today , not sure we will even get that far to know what happened , or who was right .

Comment by: Alan on 13th March 2020 at 16:38

DTease don't make sense best of times.

Comment by: DTease on 13th March 2020 at 19:13

A bit like your comments then Alan,or is it Mick pretending to be Alan again.

Comment by: MikeW on 13th March 2020 at 20:04

What you have to remember is that these new houses have to conform with far more standards than those built say 50 years ago did and subsequently will cost a fraction to run. Furthermore if they were of poor quality the mortgage companies simply wouldn't lend against them.

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