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Search Aspect (The Shambles )
Location - Leeds & District

Cheapside, looking east from Briggate (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White imagec1899. View of Cheapside, looking east, located off number 116 Briggate. A large wicker basket with "M R Leeds" stamped, or painted on it, is in the foreground. Animal carcasses are visible in many of the shop fronts, because Cheapside and Fleet Street were the two streets that enclosed the area known as The Shambles, and old term for butchers. This area was later torn down and replaced by The Empire Theatre. Many people line the street and stand in the shop doorways, including shopkeepers in aprons. Number 116 Briggate is the corner premises of Thomas Whitehouse, Watchmaker, seen at the right edge. There is advertising for "Watch Repairs a Speciality" and "Watch Glasses" for 2d, "Watch Hands" for 2d, "Watches Cleaned" for 1s & 6d. (this last would be worth around at least £4 in today's money.) Photograph by Wormald of Leeds.
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Market Place, no.36 (Wetherby)
Black & White image1988 View of Market Place showing no.36, News Corner newsagents, in the centre. This is part of a listed building which also includes no.34 Market Place and nos.41,43,43A and 45 High Street. Believed to date from around 1700, it was originally an inn known as The White Hart. Just visible on the left edge of the picture is Johnsons of Wetherby, greengrocers, then Arena hair studio while on the right is Debbie's household goods by the junction with The Shambles.
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The Shambles (Wetherby)
Black & White image1st July 1914, Built as a row of ten butchers shops in 1811 by the Duke of Devonshire. They were then only to be opened on the Thursday Market day. Alterations were made in 1888 when the original shops were converted into a covered market, the farmers sold fresh produce. In the early 1900s the facade was added.
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The Shambles (Wetherby)
Colour image16th March 2005. View of The Shambles which run between Market Place and Cross Street. They originated as a row of butchers' shops in 1811, which only opened on a Thursday, Market Day. There is a blue plaque describing the history, seen to the right. The Shambles have been decorated with wooden planters and hanging baskets of winter flowering pansies.
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The Shambles, looking north (Wetherby)
Black & White image1988 Looking north along The Shambles towards Market Place in the distance. The colonnade of arches was built in 1811 by the Duke of Devonshire (who owned most of Wetherby at the time) to contain 10 butchers stalls, each let at a cost of 3 guineas a year (£3.15 in todays money). In 1888 it was converted to an open Market, selling poultry and dairy produce. At the beginning of the First World War it was used for miniature rifle practice. Today it is a Grade II listed building with the structure behind enclosed and containing public conveniences at the near end and shops further along.
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