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Old Photos of the Market Place

The Market Place from Gloucester Road

The Market Place
A postcard view of the Market Place Ross-on-Wye
[published by Photocrom - no. 52729]
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A postcard view of the Market House and Market Place. On the far right you can just see A. J. Kiddle and two tour buses that were based in Ross.


Farmers Strike

On the 19th September 1974, at 11am, local farmers converged on the cross, along with similar displays in all across the EEC. They did this to draw attention to the very poor state of the farming industry.

Farmers Strike in Ross
A photo of the farmers strike in Ross
[many thanks to Richard Mayo]
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Armoured Cars

Armoured cars in Ross
Armoured cars in the Market Place
[many thanks to Richard Mayo]
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Here we see a postcard (unknown publisher) of armoured cars in the Market Place. Presumably this was and part of a recruitment drive and looks to have been around the 1930's.

This card has a great shot of an old pram and a motorbike which can be seen in more detail below.


The pram
The pram
The motorbike
The motorbike

Scrap Week

This is a postcard view (unknown publisher) of Scrap Week in Ross (between 19th and 24th August). This was needed to help the war effort.

Scrap Week in Ross
Scrap Week in the Market Place
[many thanks to Richard Mayo]
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Other pictures

A market in progress
The Market Place Ross-on-Wye
[RS.96 - published by Friths]
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Here a busy market is in progress and the policeman was, as usual, stood in the middle of the cross directing traffic.


In this real photo postcard view of the Market Place there are three charabancs, full of people, and the nearest driver or navigator is just climbing into the front of the vehicle. There are also several parked cars around the charabancs.

Charabancs in the Market Place
Charabancs in the Market Place
[52730 - published by Photochrom Co. Ltd]
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Raynors prior to demolishion

Raynors was a department store that used to be in Ross. The building stood where Boots is now on the west side of the Market Place. The following photos show the area prior and during the demolition of the store.

The frontage of Raynors
The frontage of Raynors
[Photo: J.C.Coombes] (Click for a larger image)

Raynors from the top of the Market Place
Raynors from the top of the Market Place
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Raynors from the bottom of the Market Place
Raynors from the bottom of the Market Place
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The photos above show the frontage of Raynors and Dewhursts the butchers next door, which was not demolished, prior to the demolishion of the Raynors building from several angles.

The photo to the right shows some of the item left in the window after the shop closed.

The frontage of the building that replaced the Raynors one was designed to look similar to the original one.

An advert in Raynors window
An advert in Raynors window
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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Raynors post demolishion

The Market Place as seen from the site
The Market Place as seen from the site
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The photo to the left is the view from Pigs Alley across the site where the building stood looking at the Market Place and the Market House.

The photos below show several view of the remains of the buildings either beside or on the site.


The site of Raynors as seen from the High Street
The site of Raynors as seen from the High Street
[Photo: J.C.Coombes] (Click for a larger image)
The back of the Raynors site
The back of the Raynors site
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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