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    Hereford Voice Instagram: Church Street, Hereford - a brief history. Church Street dates back to around 800 AD and is split into two parts; the wider section from the Cathedral Close up to East Street, and the narrow passage which leads from there into High Town and which was the beginning of what, in the thirteenth century, was called ‘Cabochelone’ or Cabbage Lane. (Unlike the position of cabbage today, the privileged Norman/French churchmen ate their meat with choice vegetables like the cabbage which would have been purchased in the street, along with exotic herbs and spices.) In the fifteenth century the two parts were separately identified as Brode Cabeige Lane and Narowe Cabeige Lane, which was gentrified in the eighteenth century to Capuchin Lane. The nineteenth century saw it become Church Street with the narrow section being called, rather confusingly as it was furthest from the river, Lower Church Street. Church Street was in St. John’s Parish, where parish officials in the post reformation period applied the laws of settlement to exclude the lame, lazy and sick, thus providing for a ‘polite society’ and maintaining the area’s wealth. However, this did not stop a number of public houses and subterranean drinking dens flourishing in the area. There were three in Narrow Cabbage Lane alone. The first Herefordshire Directory, published in of 1835, lists 26 distinct trades and specialists such as a butcher, baker, fishmonger, tailor, bookseller and milliner. Church Street was seen as a street of commerce and refinement – a position it still holds today. Source
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    Supporting Local Business: 'Free Advertising' on our Social Media platforms with Hereford Voice throughout December covering the whole festive period. This applies to all local businesses, retailers, pubs, restaurants, events etc.. send us your adverts and include your posters, PDF's, special offers and competition prizes and we will do the rest... Our paid sponsors will also gain an extra months advertising FREE! We aim to promote as many local businesses as possible however, we are expecting a high demand, so this offer is subject to availability on a first-come first-served basis and we cannot guarantee to publish all adverts received. Please send us you your advert, poster, pdf, prize etc via messenger or email sales@herefordvoice.co.uk 'Keep It Local' #HerefordVoice #HerefordLocal
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