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Market Place

27 Mar

Here the tubs of Spring flowers bring a little splash of colour to the near deserted Market Place. If you’re wondering where the market is it left decades ago.

Gewgaws

30 Mar

In these times of flailing austerity Beverley clearly has not been overly affected (see this post from two day ago). Money (between £22,000 to £80,000 depending on who you believe) has been found to renovate the Market Cross and the four shields that hang from it have been given a fresh coat of paint. The top two are Queen Anne’s and Beverley town’s shields. Bottom left is that of Sir Charles Hotham and bottom right is Sir Michael Warton MPs for Beverley who part paid for the cross in 1714. They could afford it; Charles Hotham had inherited vast estates and Michael Warton was reputed to be the richest man in England at the time.

Church and Market

5 Jan
I don’t think I’ve shown the front of Holy Trinity church before as until recently it was obscured by two large trees. Unfortunately one of the trees succumbed to disease and was removed. Whilst it’s sad to lose a large old tree it does clear a space for me to show you the impresseive windows of the church; now if only that sign wasn’t there ….

The tower on the left belongs to the market, why they need a tower? I don’t know.

Hepworth’s Arcade

29 Nov
Tucked away beside the market is this little gem; a Victorian arcade of small shops selling all sorts from jewellery and hi-fi to harmonicas and itching powder! It was built in 1894 for a Leeds tailor called Hepworth. It looks brand new after a sympathetic renovation a few years ago.

Market Cross, Beverley

5 Nov

Trinity Market

18 Jan

Trinity Market, better known as the Indoor Market, was built at the beginning of the last century and has about 50 stalls when times are good. This is the view from Market Place, round the corner there’s a tower structure which I showed before.
Nearly all old markets that I am aware of have attendant public houses and this is no exception. The Blue Bell is practically part of the market and the Old Corn Exchange is the white building on the left.