Thursday, 12 January 2012

Newland Avenue

The date on the bridge 1882 is when Hull incorporated the village of Newland and made the road passable to traffic, before then this was known as Mucky Peg Lane. Newland Avenue is a most interesting street whose activities attract people both day and night. There are greengrocers, butchers, a fishmonger, several bakers and other food shops, including Polish, Chinese and Asian ones, hairdressers, florists, various specialist shops, cafés and many charity shops. In the evenings the takeaways, café bars and late-opening convenience stores and the Piper continue to attract people. So you can get many things on Newland Avenue nowadays except mucky pegs.

2 comments:

  1. When you draw this image in you can see how densely busy it is . The Piper must be hugely popular!! Why 'Mucky Peg" ??

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    1. 'Mucky pegs' = 'mucky legs' from the awful state of the road.

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