Wednesday 15 February 2012

ABC Wednesday: E is for Empty Half of the Market Ground

Following the preparation work on Saturday, removing the remnants of the old market stalls, the Northern half of the market ground has now been cleared as part of the first phase of the planned renovation.

Across the empty ground is a clear view of Clarendon Street leading down to the Bus Station. On the left can be seen the greengrocer's "Strawberry Gardens" with solicitor's offices above. To the right is the White Lion public house, William Hill's betting shop (bookies) and the Santander (former Abbey) Bank. In the background is the "Job Centre" and far right is the children's carousel (roundabout).

So whilst the market ground may be temporarily empty it reveals a full scene.

See the view in the opposite direction on Hyde DP Xtra.

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  1. Renovation - always anticpation then realisation - hopefully not devastation?
    (Sounds like a poem Gerald!) lol!

    Great contribution as ever - nice to think you are just oooop road lad!

    Denise ABC Team

  2. Fascinating. I hope some of the old charm will remain when the renovation is completed.

  3. Not EMPTY for long, I wager.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team