Friday, 14 April 2017

Passing through what was to become Exchange Square

Now this is the Corn Exchange sometime in the 1980s.

It was a building I took for granted at the time and never for one minute thought how it would change over the next thirty years.

Or for that matter just how dramatic would be the transformation of the space in front of this Grade ll listed building.

By the time John Casey had taken his picture the building had given up being a Corn Exchange would become the Triangle and went from a place where quirky little businesses did all sorts of interesting sales, to a designer outlet and is now home to a host of restaurants.

And in the wake of the IRA bomb it saw the creation of a new public place which has become a busy tram interchange.

Location; the Corn Exchange,

Picture; Corn Exchange  circa 1980s, from the collection of John Casey

1 comment:

  1. I liked the Bohemian Hippy atmosphere it had back then. Always very busy at the weekends, people queuing up outside that fortune tellers kiosk.

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