I think the alley was just called HOPE ST does any one remember " Kanes " there, it was on the left as you walked up the side of Timpsons shop, you used to go up a wooden staircase where there were hundreds (lit:) of rolls of material if I remember right it was actually over the row of open fish stalls.
If I remember correctly the entry at the side of BHS was not an entry. I think it was the first part of Hope Street and bore that name. On the opposite side to BHS was an old pub called the Three Crowns. I know there is some history connected to this pub about royalty but cannot for the life of me remember what it was. Maybe this little bit of info may jog someones memory? I believe it originally led to a long forgotten farmhouse and buildings.