Market Square GI Joes
Local writer Derrick Buttress describes how the Market Square was once populated by exuberant American GI’s.
Read his poem ‘Yanks’ on The Space.
Click the image above and take a closer look at the wartime scene. The posters on the back of the Army truck are advertising a Baseball game taking place on the Forest Recreation Ground between two American teams. In the background you can clearly see the distinctive balcony of Yate’s Wine bar.
Picture Credit: www.picturethepast.org.uk
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