Nottingham Streets

The New 'Old Market Square'


The wide empty space at the Council House end of the new square has been criticised as being too bland, but it comes into its own for the staging of markets such as can be seen in this shot.  This would not have been possible with the old design and after all, that's what a 'market square' is supposed to be about.  The one prior to the 1929 design had no features at all but was home to regular markets and of course Goose Fair.  However, I for one would not wish to see that particular event return to the square.


  Ray Teece 17-08-2007