The Market hall Refreshment Room pictured in the late 1800’s. Mrs Hinds who managed the refreshment rooms for more than 60 years is seen with members of her staff. In those days Dinners were offered for 4d, 5d, 6d,and 7d.!.
I don’t suppose there are any old patrons left who perhaps in 1901,had a quiet 4d meal and a pint after the gathering in the Square for Queen Victoria’s funeral
But there are still many about who will still recall those heady day’s of 1953 enjoying their breakfast or lunch, when the Market was gaily decorated out for its Centenary and also the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth.
Below the old cellar head.