All Interchange

The pharmacy in the middle ground of this archive image from 1903, is no longer standing, and you can clearly see that this is now where buses collect and drop off their passengers in the town’s public transport interchange.

Ironically, nowadays you can still see a pharmacy in the same field of vision from this point, but it’s set further back on the opposite side of The Square, behind the bus shelters!

This is actually more deliberate than you might think, as when H.E.Brown the chemist was forced to re-locate his premises during the construction of Hessle Square in 1921, he demanded to be given a clear shop front, away from any public toilets, so they simply moved the pharmacy to the present-day junction with Southgate to maintain the same basic frontage to the premises.