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Lincoln Commercial
 
Barclay's Bank
Barclay's Bank
Barclay's Bank

The demolition of this attractive building at the corner of Cornmarket and High Street in 1969 was controversial.

Its replacement is arguably a much less distinguished building.

Commercial, Barclay's Bank
BHS, 196-199 High Street
BHS, 196-199 High Street
BHS, 196-199 High Street

BHS (British Home Stores) a long established Lincoln department store closed August 2016.

Company filed for administration on 25th April 2016 and all 163 stores across the country are to be shut.

DB 3 June 2016

Commercial, Lincoln, BHS, British Home Stores
Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange

The foundation stone for this building was laid on 1 September 1847 by the Mayor of Lincoln, Richard Carline.

It served for many years as a corn exchange and, following an extension to the east, became a shopping arcade from the 1880s.

It was extensively renovated in 1957.

Commercial, Corn exchange, Richard Carline
Duke of Wellington, Public House
Duke of Wellington, Public House
Duke of Wellington, Public House

Duke of Wellington, 37 Broadgate rebuilt in the 1930s. 

Photographed shortly before closure.

DB 19 May 2011 

Commercial, Duke of Wellington, Public House, Broadgate
Green Dragon
Green Dragon
Green Dragon

Standing at the corner of Broadgate and Waterside North, this timber-framed inn was restored in the 1957.

Commercial, Green Dragon
Horse Fair
Horse Fair
Horse Fair

Lincoln held a horse fair each April at which as many as 5000 animals were bought and sold. Much of the trade took place on High Street between St Mary le Wigford and Stonebow.

postcard, c.1905

Commercial, Lincoln horse fair
Horse Fair
Horse Fair
Horse Fair

Another photograph of the horse fair in full swing. The date appears to be slightly later than the previous view.

undated postcard

Commercial, Lincoln horse fair
Ruddocks of Lincoln
Ruddocks of Lincoln
Ruddocks of Lincoln

Company established in 1872.

Present on the city's High Street since 1904 selling books, stationery, games, toys and gifts.

High street store to close on 15th April 2017. Henry Ruddock was quoted in The Lincolnite :-

"The shop has not been profitable for many years, despite several attempts to keep the building and the business fresh, by refurbishment of the outside, remodelling a new (old) shop front; refurbishment of the inside; introducing toys and other products; by starting Henry’s Tea Room, and other initiatives.”

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/03/ruddocks-lincoln-close-140-years/ 

DB 7 March 2017

Commercial, Ruddocks, Henry Ruddock
Ruddocks of Lincoln
Ruddocks of Lincoln
Ruddocks of Lincoln

Collage of signs displayed outside Ruddocks of Lincoln premises 286-287 High Street.

Danish Moot

Guild of Mercury

Shop Front Installed 2009 

DB 7 March 2017

Commercial, Ruddocks of Lincoln, Danish Moot, Mercury
Thorngate House
Thorngate House
Thorngate House

This commercial office block was built in St Swithin's Square in 1966.

It was considered smart and fashionable at the time of its construction.

Commercial, Thorngate House