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The Butter Market – Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.738 W 001° 45.268
30U E 582041 N 5961504
Quick Description: This plaque is on a modern shopping centre, and is on the site of the old butter market, which formed part of the Green Market.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/7/2011 7:36:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMAXA4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
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Long Description:
The shopping centre called the Kirkgate was completed in 1976. Like most shopping centres of the time it is quite an ugly building. The plaque is next to the entrance to Boots, on the side of the Kirkgate rather than at the front of the building.

At the time of building it was also very unpopular. The Green Market that it replaced was a much loved Victorian building erected in 1824. There was a lot of local opposition to the destruction of the original building.

The Green Market had been the site of a tragedy in 1858, when arsenic was sold to a sweet maker by mistake. 20 people died eating the sweets and many more became ill. As a result of this the law was changed to give tighter controls over poisons sold through pharmacists. Other legislation was also introduced to control the adulteration of foodstuffs.

An eminent local pharmacist, Felix Rimmington had helped in discovering the cause of the deaths. His original shop is still trading as an independent pharmacist, although no longer owned by the family.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Bradford City Heritage

Individual Recognized: The old Butter Market

Physical Address:
Darley Street
Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Web Address: Not listed

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