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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Exchange Building 1876: Gone for a Burton


The Exchange Building on Market Street used to house the Hyde branch of the tailors Montague Burton. At one time the name of the firm was synonymous with high-class menswear at a reasonable price. My own impression over recent years is that the quality and choice hasn't kept pace with the opposition. I wasn't surprised to note recently that the premises have been vacated.

Whether the phrase Gone for a Burton relates to the firm or has some other origin is a matter of debate.

8 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

What would the building have Exchanged in the first place Gerald... would it have been like a 'Corn Exchage'?

Aloha said...

What a neat anecdote, I love explanantions of common phrases, usually they are pretty uncommon!
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HoodPhotography said...

I love photographing old buildings. I love the history behind it! Thanks for sharing!

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Matt said...

Too many of these opening now. One not so far from Hyde. It's a shame because this place was good in its day, though was rather limited with regards to its stock range because of the size of the ground floor.

I used to go in here a lot.

Gemma Millington said...

Hiya I worked at Burtons in Hyde from 1994 for about 12 years, best years of my life, Arcadia Group owned the whole building, all 3 storeys and rented the floors out, Burtons made money before we opened the doors to trade. This store closed down due to selling the building. I was gutted as I made so many friends and I still see so many customers around Hyde who know me as The Burton girl haha..Nice to see this building is still trading as a local business :-)

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