Barnstaple is the oldest borough’s in the UK and at one time, even had its own mint!. And luckily enough, it was market day on the day we decided to visit this lovely little town. Here are some of the photographs of this lovely area, the rain and generally grey weather notwithstanding. Here is the slideshow if you don't want to read the comments.
Peeking around the edge, you see the butchers market which is in front of the Pannier Market.
Another view of the Butchers Market, although not many butcher shops in here, hardly 1-2 were left and open when we were ambling around.
Here’s the Pannier Market.
Some nice plaques on the wall to show us the history of the place.
Getting inside, my mum went, what can only be described politely as berserk. I think she wanted to buy up everything and setup another market in India. There was a wonderfully eclectic collection of stalls selling vegetables, duvets, bric a brac to collectors items. I picked up some nice old style cufflinks and some books.
A building which was nice and tall, reminded me of Amsterdam, and on the right, a burnt out husk of a building. Looked so very sad.
And the funny thing was, they had kept the facade like that, presumably that it will get reconstructed and the new building will have the same facade. In the meantime, it just made the entire area look run down.
Erm, not very sure what will happen if a helicopter landed there without a permit, how will they wheelclamp it?