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Saturday, 20 June 2009

The Clock Tower

Now a park surrounded by a housing estate. Originally this square was a cattle market. Built in 1855. Try and imagine it with 15,000 animals here, a slaughter house just up the road. A nice tea house and a pub on each corner with imaginative names like: the lion, the lamb, the white horse and the black bull.

17 comments:

Amy said...

From the description I think I prefer it the way it use to be.

Babzy said...

Times are changing ... nice place :)

Brianna said...

Isn't there a lion, a lamb, a white horse & a black bull on every corner in England? LOL.

I like this picture... makes me want to go sight seeing again.

Sharon said...

Great clock tower and public place. I like the sign that says "dogs on lead" and the dog in the center who is obviously not on a lead. He looks like he's looking at you and your camera and thinking "oops, busted".

Not quite there yet... said...

Your pictures make me want to go to London and see all these beautiful and interesting places! Well done!

sbunting108 said...

Great photo! Love the gates to frame the photograph!

Sorry cheeky question but could you add my photo blog to your UK bloggers list or your take a visit list! Its called Photo Fingers and its updated weekly. I will of course reciprocate if you do choose to add me!

Hilda said...

I think I prefer the park now. Looks lovely!

WhatKathyDid said...

Is that on Market Road?

Rolf said...

Nice!
The time is 10:10 so symmetric.

Asta said...

Great shot!

Ravil said...

Nice dog =)

Ivy said...

It looks so peaceful now, it is hard to imagine it as a bustling market. Thanks once again for the tour.

Louis la Vache said...

Mo, re your question if «Louis» was on the other side of the bay with this shot of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: no - just a different spot on his balcony! ;-)

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Jenny Woolf said...

I think this is the place that was originally developed in to an amazing and fantastic looking Victorian market by Baroness Burdett Coutts, a 19th century philanthropist. If so then the clock tower will be the only bit left. The vandal planners of the 1960s pulled the market down I believe. I can't remember all that much about it but must look it up now I've seen the pic. The park looks well boring at present, but its a nice picture.

Anonymous said...

The reason they called the public houses simple names such as the lion, the swan etc is that they could use a picture for all the people that could not read but obviously they could recognise a picture and so know which meeting house to go to. love the comments - sue (nz)

Anonymous said...

The reason they called the public houses simple names such as the lion, the swan etc is that they could use a picture for all the people that could not read but obviously they could recognise a picture and so know which meeting house to go to - simple!. love the comments - sue (nz)

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