Burslem: Market Place, South Side

Market Place, south side East end

Market Place, south side at the east end. Outlets include Absolute for Staff’, The Post office Vaults, Property Management and Brays Newagents

 

Burslem Antiques and collectibles

Burslem Antiques and Collectibles – what a lovely shop front, shame it is now one of three empties. I wonder what’s next in the story?

Burslem Post Office with newly reconfigured windows. Wonderful!

Burslem Post Office with newly reconfigured windows. Architect reading the paper, I mean drawings. Alls good!

This project to reinstate the original window layout to the first and second floors of the Post Office was done with the help of the  Burslem Regeneration Company.

The Leopard, Grade 2 listed 18thc inn

The Leopard Inn, 21 Market Place, Burslem, Grade 2 listed 18thC …some say it is haunted.

There was a meeting held here in 1769, between Josiah Wedgewood and Thomas Bentley, Erasmus Darwin and the engineer James Brindley, which culminated in the cutting of the Trent and Mersey Canal.

On Friday last I dined with Mr Brindley, the Duke of Bridgewater’s engineer, after which we had a meeting at the Leopard on the subject of navigation from Hull …to Burslem‘ Josiah Wedgwood, 11 March 1765.

Much more about the history of this fascinating pub here

 

Burslem haunted pub

Whooos that in the window?

Silvers Amusements

Silvers Amusements

Hed Rush and passage through to Brick House Street

Hed Rush and passage through to Brick House Street

Built as a bank, around 1870, listed grade 2. Home to the Great Moguls Restaurant.

Built as a bank, around 1870 and listed grade 2. Home to the Great Moguls Restaurant.

The Saggar Makers

The Saggar Makers

Market Passage Burslem

Roberta’s Bridal shop, Scrivens Optician and the Britannia.

Does anyone know what stood here before these two buildings? I would love to hear from you – please drop me a line through the comments box below. The bear mural is a reminder of the bull and bear baiting that used to go on in St John’s Square, just around the corner.

Raja's Quality Fast Food and A2 Motorparts

Raja’s Quality Fast Food and A2 Motorparts

Nation wide and Attwood solicitors, burslem

Nationwide and Attwood Solicitors

Market Place, Burslem can be seen as a whole street over on www.drawingthestreet.co.uk

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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