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A friend of mine took this photo of hardware/ironmongers F.G. Scott sometime between 1960 and 1980 and he is curious to know where it was in town. He thinks it may have been situated near Bewsey Street turning into Horsemarket Street? He knows where Scotts are situated today, but does anyone recognise where this photo was taken. 

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I was wondering if it was taken from town hill. that little street that is opposite cockhedge leading to horse market street. from the cockhedge end there is the carpet place and then a side street that goes to the left behind the shops and comes out opposite santander/abbey national. the carpark looks like it may have been that one but would be just a guess.

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Think they moved to Tilley  street.  Having had a think about it, i would say it was in Bewsey street, fairly close to Horsemarket street, laid back just a little as if you were going down Queen street to the back of the old market.   think they had chain link fencing round it so you could see what was on sale.

 

That would be at the back of the old Harwood's market if anyone remembers that.

 

Happy days

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Thanks for all your comments and observations so far, and I will gladly pass them on. He mentioned it was possibly near to a wholesale fruit and veg market and a potato market? but as it was quite a number of years ago when he took this photo, he cannot now figure out the location! :P

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Yep, If I'm right then it is on the same road (Queen st) as the back of the fruit and veg market, as was.

 

Happy days

From what you are saying Harry it confirms where I thought it was possibly within or near the area I have ringed on the map.

 

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Very close Algy.  Being pedantic i would have put it just slightly lower than the bottom of the shape you have drawn - more on the bottom side of 42? on your map(extension of queen street on the town centre side.)

Next to it, which seems to be marked with an  arrow on the corner was a sweet shop and a tiny lane running between that and Scotts again towards the town centre.  The big building on the corner of horsemarket and Bewsey street is whst i remember as Harwoods market.  Did it change into a TV shop or part of it to a snack bar.

 

Happy days.

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