An early sales invoice from the store of Tom Lawrence Barrett incorporating a wonderful scene full of artistic license given that his store opened in 1893 !
There were two Barretts stores on opposite sides of Long Causeway at the Midgate/Westgate junction ….. this would be the store on the corner of Midgate (left) and Long Causeway (right).
A lovely Edwardian image showing a Newark tram heading along Midgate and about to swing round to the terminus on Long Causeway near Market Place.
On the far left is the “Midgate Glass & China Warehouse” of Somerset born Edmund Gill and his wife Sarah, who were operating from New Road in the 1880s but were in Midgate by 1900.
Looking down Midgate in the 1960s from the junction with Long Causeway ….. known by locals as “Barrett’s Corner” because of TL Barrett’s department store on the corner.
During development work in late 2009, the old Barretts signage was uncovered by builders.
A 1961 shot of a quiet Midgate looking up towards the Long Causeway junction. The road to the immediate right was Swan Place.
Looking across Midgate to the construction site for what is now Midgate House.
A fusion of the old (left) with the new (right) on a quiet Midgate. Undated but probably either late 1970s or early 1980s.
The store of John Walton on the corner of Midgate and Long Causeway in the 1970s.
The store of Jon Bryan Fashions Ltd on the corner of Midgate and Broadway in the mid 1970s.
A row of shops along Midgate pictured in the latter days of their existence with the Coltons Cycles shop sitting under the “To Let” sign.
The view is pretty much opposite what was to become the Hereward Arcade looking up towards the junction with Long Causeway. Today the same scene is a series of sterile and characterless office blocks.
The premises of E & W Radford fruiterers and confectioners on Midgate.
Thanks to Chris Allen for this image.