Monday, December 20, 2010

Oxford - The Covered Market ...

... Oxford City Council logo ...
... renovation Covered Market completed in 1897 ... 
   
... the Covered Market welcomes the Freshers - entrance Market Street ...
   
Oxford’s Covered Market, a historic roofed market
with permanent stalls, was officially opened
on 1 November 1774 and is still going strong today...

source: headington.org.uk
  
... the Oxford Cheese Company delivery bicycle ...
  
Oxford Cheese company: A really nice cheese shop,
which specializes in farmhouse cheeses.
I recommend the Marksbury Cheddar, and
the Oxford Isis is creamy, tangy, and very smelly!
The Spitfire is a lovely chili cheese - perfect
for toasties, in burgers or just on a cracker.
source: oxford.openguides.org
     
... As the name might suggest, M Feller Son & Daughter is
a family run butchers. They have a wide selection of
Organic meat. Later in the day there isn't that much on
display, but ask as they do have a lot of stuff in the fridge!
source: oxford.openguides.org

  
M Feller Son & Daughter - Organic Butchers
by mfeller.co.uk - official website
"In Nature We Trust" ...
     
21/23 Avenue 1, The Covered Market,
 by haymansfisheries.co.uk - official website
... National award winning fishmongers
The business was opened by Charles Hayman in 1928
 who continued to work in the business until
 his retirement in the late 1960s ... 
  
... high-tech "digital signage" advertisement
promoting 'today's price' monkfish tail...
     
... A G Hedges - freshly chopped meat arranged in shop window ...
  
... 'beef - English cuts' chart  ...
... if you are befuddled by the names butchers and grocery stores
 give for various beef cuts then this chart will be a useful tool.
The chart lists beef cuts along with a corresponding reference
 to the part of the beef the cut is from ...
source: gourmetsleuth.com
  
 ... product promotion the old-fashioned way ...
 
... a high timbered roof (1886-7) designed by Edward George Bruton ... 
source: oahs.org.uk
   
  
... despite the subsequent consolidation of smaller shops
and stalls into bigger ones, and the addition of
modern façades, the Covered Market still retains
much of its Victorian character and appearance...
source: oahs.org.uk
      
... The Hat Box - Avenue 3, The Covered Market ...
... Oxford’s only specialist hat shop, catering for
men and women. Carries a wide range of hats and
cocktail fascinators by the best of British designers.
A fast tailor made service is available...
source: oxford.openguides.org
  
... Georgina's coffee shop - Avenue 3, The Covered Market ...
Georgina's has the bohemian feel and decor
of the fifties and sixties,
the walls and ceiling covered with posters
and the tables old and battered.
  
This is the only coffee bar in Oxford that
 any self respecting beatnik would be seen in ...
source: oxford.openguides.org
  
by www.oxfordcity.co.uk
... Oxford has had a market probably since
the late 9th century, when the town was fortified,
or perhaps earlier, but the first written reference
is found in 12th century records. It started at Carfax
(the main crossroads) and spread along adjoining streets...
  

... The Covered Market was started in response
to a general wish to clear 'untidy, mess and unsavoury
stalls' from the main streets ...
  
The Covered Market ...
 by headington.org.uk
... Oxford's Covered Market owes its existence
 to the Oxford Mileways Act of 1770 ...

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