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    Default St Johnís Market 1963

    I have just returned from a few days in the North East, including a day spent wandering around Newcastle. Walking past Eldon Square, once one of Europe’s finest squares, it seems inconceivable that a magnificent Georgian townscape could be so ruthlessly destroyed for a concrete replacement. Much of the town centre was the work [...]

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    Great Colin. And another liver bird atop of course, which was in the Mann Island Museum of Liverpool life.
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    Cheers Colin, have missed your blog posts recently

    I have just spotted the Liverbird Ged is refering too. For those that havn't....
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    does this building have a name?
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    I remember wandering around there in the late 50s/early 60s - an Aladdin's cave for a young lad.
    In those days we used to collect photographs of our TV heroes - about postcard size. There was a shop at the back end of the market I used to buy them from. I remember getting Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood photos there (both mentioned in a recent thread) as I could swap them at school for others I didn't have.

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    Interior pics of it here:


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    Use Control F and type ACOCK into the little find box that comes up as they were one of the traders and it'll take you straight to the photies.


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    omg ged, that is so sad to see the inside of what was there before the awful place that is there now

    p.s I thought your instructions to type in acock were a little dodgy but no
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    p.s I thought your instructions to type in acock were a little dodgy but no
    You didn't trust Ged?
    Scandalous!

    Ged,
    I avoid your site like the plague as whole days just seem to disappear when I'm in there.
    Risked it for the market pictures - what memories!

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    I've justy posted a collection of 'Market' images http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...467#post251467
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    does this building have a name?
    Hugh Hollinghurst [author of John Foster and Sons, Kings of Georgian Liverpool] only refers to it as "St John's Market". It was 141 years old by the time of Colin's photo. The building opened on 7th March 1822. It "cost the corporation "£45,503 (£3.6 miilion [today]). The dimensions were 183 yards in length and 45 yards in breadth forming a covered space of 8,235 square yards (about the average size of an international football pitch)".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Great Colin. And another liver bird atop of course, which was in the Mann Island Museum of Liverpool life.
    Liverbird in question: gregsdad picture posted previously on the thread [post#34] below. http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...-Market!/page4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    You didn't trust Ged?
    Scandalous!

    Ged,
    I avoid your site like the plague as whole days just seem to disappear when I'm in there.
    Risked it for the market pictures - what memories!
    You bet. Every time I go on, I lose a sodden day...

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    That's just how I remember St Johns Market! my wife used to buy meat and poultry from that very butchers shown in the photo's, and also :-'Savoury Ducks'! Does anyone remember what they were made of? my mother used to call them Spice balls!!!

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