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Above: A pen and ink drawing (artist unknown) of Market Place, in the late 1800s; right, a photo of the area in the late 1800s; and, below, images of Market Place as it is today, ripe for a sympathetic revamp
S Carter, of Road Side, Netherton, told the paper a gentleman had told him of the existence of an underground passage or tunnel running from the Market Place, along under the Imperial Hotel and all the way to a house in Chapel Hill.
But when that site failed to gather public support they have put forward an alternative plan to move Londonderry just 30 yards into the centre of the Market Place, but to turn him around so he is facing down towards Claypath.
He said: "For 150 years people approaching the Market Place from
Last year when it was proposed to remove the statue to make more room in the Market Place, local people in a two-day consultation at neighbouring St Nicholas Church voted overwhelmingly in favour of it and the neighbouring Neptune statue staying put.
Plans to move Lord Londonderry, the "man on the horseback" portrayed dressed as a hussar and a fixture in the market place since 1861, received an "open minded response" according to Durham City Vision, the organisation responsible for the Market Place revamp.
Morpeth Market Place re-opened in 2003 after its facelift which included repaving the town centre square and giving it new lighting and twin ceremonial masts.
Earlier this year, when it was proposed to remove the Londonderry statue to make more room in the Market Place, local people in a two-day consultation at neighbouring St Nicholas Church voted overwhelmingly in favour of it and the neighbouring Neptune statue staying put.
Bruce Burn, from Seaham in County Durham, is the first of several artists to take up residency in South Shields Market Place over the next year.
Open source has created a profound change in the market place, shifting the balance of power from large corporations back to the users of products.
But this was not before arguments over whether it should be sited in Sunderland, Palace Green in Durham or Durham Market Place.
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