16. Newland Avenue
Newland Avenue is the busiest shopping thoroughfare in the area, enjoying a constant flow of locals, University staff and students.

Many of the shops you pass have changed hands several times since the 1960s and 70s. Perhaps the most notable change is the gradual appearance of café bars, coffee shops and small supermarkets in place of some of the more traditional shops that Larkin often visited.

The war memorial at the bottom of Sharp Street finds resonance in Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', where he talks of 'the shut shops, the bleached / Established names on the sunblinds'.

To the right is the Piper Club, which in Larkin's time was a small cinema, aptly named 'Monica'.

At the top end of Newland Avenue stands the site of the former Newland Homes orphanage, now University accommodation.

Along to your right are The Gardeners Arms and The Haworth Arms, two pubs that Larkin regularly stopped off at on his way home from work.



GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 45.7932
Longitude: 0° 21.5430

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 508270
Northing: 430899

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