19th century view
This photograph was taken around 1850. As in the photo from the 20th century, the site is still occupied by a stationers shop. The side window in the flint wall is still to be seen today.
20th century view
The buildings on the site of Costa’s coffee shop are completely different. The photographer, George Clayton, referred to this as ‘Gillett’s corner’. The building to the right, though, is virtually unchanged in 2004. Notice the shape of the roof and dormer windows, and the side-window next to the drainpipe.
21st century view
This is the corner of Nile Street and Market Street in The Lanes. Check out the first floor window in the white wall to the right of Costa’s coffee shop, with the older views.