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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 29th December, 2015)

Market Street

Market Street

Photo: Danny Staff  (Nikon D3300)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th December 2015 at 09:50

The corner on the right is known as Battye`s Corner - it won`t be known as Sapphire`s Corner by us older folk!

Comment by: owdkewyed on 29th December 2015 at 17:04

Flippin eck, there's another name from the past, Battys is where I got my Linacre uniform from and was proud to wear it every day as well

Comment by: Ken R on 29th December 2015 at 17:06

Ernest, didn't JJB's have a store there?

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2015 at 20:08

Just further up the street, Ken, somewhere between Battye's Corner and the No Entry sign.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th December 2015 at 22:30

Ken R; see photo #15700 - 2nd on 2nd row in Street scenes, Market Street.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th December 2015 at 10:08

Ken R; also see last two photo`s on same page.

Comment by: Roy on 30th December 2015 at 10:25

Ernest, a great photo of Battye's corner on the page that you refer to, Street scenes, Market st, Royal visit 1954, 2nd on 1st row. I was stood just around the corner from here at the entrance to the John McCurdy Hall building.The one and only time i have seen the queen in person.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th December 2015 at 12:14

Thanks, Roy. I`d already seen that photo. I`ve not seen our Queen in person, but almost did! Had been in Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day and she was due later. I saw her mother and father at Walker Bros.on 7th March 1945 - photo`s in Old Gallery, Royal Visits.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 31st December 2015 at 04:39

The original JJ Broughton store was the third door from the corner. The original JJB cricket bat sign has been replaced by a fish. It became JJ Bradburn when Johnnie Bradburn took it over around 1958 - 1959.

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