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Market Tavern

Affectionately known as "The Madhouse" by its staff and customers, the Market Tavern was demolished in 1995 to become a car park. The Leeds Civic Trust put up a spirited fight to save it, and urged the people of Leeds to protest against its imminent destruction, but to no avail. The last pint was pulled on 16th January 1995 by landlord John Jackson who, along with his wife Margaret, were the last landlord and landlady to run the pub. They sold the drinks at cost price on that last night.
One theory for the nickname of the Madhouse is that it came about after a depressed customer hanged himself in the doorway of the tavern.

Market Tavern
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