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10 April: Market Place
10-APR-2013 Sheena Woodhead

10 April: Market Place


The shops in this row, 42 to 46 Market Place, are the earliest commercial buildings remaining in the town and appear on a town map of 1634.
I've been over the border into North East Derbyshire today with a friend, and most, if not all, of the towns and villages there have created their own town trail with printed Blue Plaque Guide.
The guides give a history of the town with photographs and details of historical buildings and the trail takes you to each blue plaque.
I think it is something we should adopt in South Yorkshire!

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godro12-Apr-2013 18:35
I like it!
laine12-Apr-2013 00:18
If you find Mr Darcy over there hang on to him and send me a pmail please ;)

I do love knowing the history of buildings
Brian Samuel11-Apr-2013 20:21
1634 - that's a grand old age and sounds like it even beats the plague. The shops are doing quiite well!
Linda Mingay11-Apr-2013 19:01
I like shots like this - they tell the story of our time. In the last 40-50 years the scene would have changed a lot - plastic plant pots and flower wraps.
Colin Storey11-Apr-2013 10:23
Very well composed image, like the reflections in the window, I agree, these plaques are always interesting.
Martin Lamoon11-Apr-2013 07:32
Great picture of these old shops. they look more interesting than the modern all glas ones.
SRW11-Apr-2013 01:43
A wonderful piece of history.... And I like the way the flowers are able to spill on to the road....