A return to the past

Alnwick Market Place 1994
Alnwick Market Place 1994

As a scheme to reintroduce parking bays into Alnwick Market Place is close to coming to fruition, these photos show what the square looked like in 1994 when there were white lines.

The new proposals will see 11 parking spots, plus an extra disabled space and one for motorcyles, created alongside the Northumberland Hall.

Alnwick Market Place 1994

Alnwick Market Place 1994

Each bay will be subject to an enforced 30-minute restriction to promote turnover for business.

There will also be four designated loading bays, the longest of which is located on the Town Hall side of the square, similar to the photo.

Unlike the pictures, there will not be any bays in the middle of the Market Place, but the use of white lines, rather than the metal studs which were orignally proposed, has caused some controversy.

If you have any photos of the past uses of Alnwick’s Market Place, then send them to us using the details at the top of the page.