The Pitcher & Piano, High Pavement

TheNathanThatIsMerry

Bravo. Or, perhaps, Amen.

A view of the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham's Lace Market, with the old Unitarian Chapel, currently the Pitcher & Piano, in the background on the right. A view of the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham’s Lace Market, with the old Unitarian Chapel, currently the Pitcher & Piano, in the background on the right.

The Lace Market area of Nottingham is one of those which saw substantial redevelopment in the late nineties and the noughties, with many of the old lace factories and warehouses being cleaned, renovated and redeveloped into a mixture of commercial, residential, educational and entertainment venues. The character of the old quarter was also rather quaintly preserved, the red-brick frontages dominating narrow streets with plenty of surviving ironmongery and the odd red phone box, now completely absent from other areas of the city centre. The Lace Market was a major centre of lace production and trade in earlier centuries, and while it was not a “market” for the lace in terms of domestic buying and selling, the area had played…

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