Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Lower Market Street / Brookes Ironmongers
Photo showing Lower Market street - the stretch that includes Barclays Bank and the Pagliacci Italian Restaurant. Brookes Ironmongers is pictured bottom right ,next to the tram. This is the site of the Brooke Surgery now, hence the name.
Mart of Exchange Building = Market of Exchange
If you look carefully on the above picture, near the large middle chimney ,you can make out the outline of the "naked man" statue that is still there today.
The "naked man" statue on the Pagliacci Italian restaurant roof. I'm sure he would have lots of tales to tell about Hyde in days gone by !
Seems it is not just Nancy and myself who like this statue.. we have very kindly been sent 3 pictures from Dave and Beryl Williams who also like this statue... thank you both. We will try to find out more and report back on this.