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Wednesday, 6 July 2011
'PIAZZA' PROTEST MEETING, SEPTEMBER 1972 (1)
It is September 1972 and the people of Middlewich are up in arms about the replacement of the Town Hall, and the row of shops adjacent to it, by what was called 'The Piazza'; a monstrosity which could best be described as a kind of pink, yellow and white concrete blancmange. The buildings which this woeful concoction replaced at least had a kind of sombre dignity, and it's little wonder that people objected to the change. The protest meeting is taking place on what is now the car park of 'The Vaults' (note the trendy 1970s 'Vaults' sign) - shortly before this it had been Dewhursts the butchers and a private house (which was probably associated with that business)