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Our thanks to Rob Grant for sourcing these pictures.
Another fade in/out video. In this case showing Hill Passage, which was later to become Market Hill.
The old photo shows Hill Passage, now Market Hill. In Carel Tom’s words;
“The buildings on both sides of the road were demolished to make way for the Bonded Store and Lower Market in the 1870s. In the background of the old black & white photograph is the 13th-century north aisle of the Town Church, it’s angle splayed off to allow carts to pass freely.”
The colour photograph, taken from a similar spot in 2020, now shows a very different view, with the Bonded Store now housing a sports outlet below, and covered with a pedestrian plaza.
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