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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
May 19, 2012
From journal Weekend in Halifax
Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
June 2, 2002
It is a Grade 1 listed building consisting of a huge courtyard, where general markets are held on Fridays and Saturdays - and a Flea Market on Thursdays, surrounded by galeries on three levels in the Classical Style which house an information centre and the Pre-Industrial Museum, the Piece Hall Art Galery and the specialist shops.
It was opened in 1779 as a place where the handloom weavers could bring their 'pieces' and the merchants could buy them. Obviously it became redundant for this with the development of the factory system and was used for political and religious meetings until 1868 when it came into the ownership of the local authority and acquired the function of a wholesale market. This is when the massive wrought iron doors which are one of its most attractive features were added.
From journal West Yorkshire Textile cities.