AMBLESIDE MARKET PLACE.
As you can see from the pictures on the next two pages the Market Place has changed, the booking office for the Royal Mail was for many years Mr Hickling's shop but still a booking office for the trains and now it is Gates travel agents. The big room in the next door shop which was Penrice's drapery shop and now sells gifts, was the original court room and the barred door to the cells can still be located at the rear of the building.
The railings on the left of the old picture marked the garden boundary of a lovely old house which belonged to a local doctor and was pulled down to make way for the new Post Office which moved from the corner of Vicarage Rd. with Millans Park.
Coaches now motorised still leave from Brown's office in the corner. The "Boots" or telegraph boy is obviously a Grassland, and we now see that all the trees have been felled to make way for cars.