I can't remember when the umbrella's appeared but they are one of the fun things I like to show visitors.
I have to confess I didn't know it had a name, but according to Goad's Fire Insurance maps of the late 19th and early 20th centuries it is listed as St Ann's Passage.
In time I will track its history but it was there by 1849 as a covered passageway and back in 1793 was an open lane connecting King Street to what was then Back King Street.
So who would have thought that this cut through had a history?
I rather think it was the mid 1970s but I can't remember.
I am guessing some of the motifs were made at the same time.
And that is it
Pictures; between King Street and South King Street, 2016, from the collection of Andrew Simpson