Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Sunday Market, Quayside, Newcastle

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The Quayside is one of the oldest parts of Newcastle and a record exists of there being a milk market there back in 1717 . According to Henry Bourne's History of Newcastle Upon Tyne of 1736 there were daily markets on the Quayside for fish, herbs, bread, cloth and leather. On Saturdays, the area was home to something called Paddy's market where old clothes were sold. This continued into the second half of the 20th Century and older people may recall being told to tidy their room because it looked like “Paddy's market”. This photo shows the Sunday market which was was established in the late 1800's.

The large building in the bottom right hand corner of the photo houses the Law Courts, to the left of the crane can be seen Northumbria University's Art and Design building; the large building top right is a telephone Exchange.
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1 comment:

  1. I just love these kinds of markets and from your photo it appears lots of other folks do, too. Amazing history!

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