Revisting Devizes #5 by ajisaac

Revisting Devizes #5

The famous statue of Ceres, the Roman Goddess of the harvest, adorns the Corn Exchange and keeps vigil over the Market Place in Devizes.

Opened in 1857, the Corn Exchange was originally a covered market where cereals were traded.

This centrally located historical landmark now caters for large functions such as concerts, shows and fayres and also offers smaller rooms suitable for a wide variety of social and business uses.

Back in the 70's it became the unlikeliest of venues to host a plethora of the biggest contemporary music acts of that period including
Status Quo, Suzi Quatro, Yes (pre-and post- Rick Wakeman), Rory Gallagher (who played for the best part of three hours!), King Crimson, Thin Lizzy, Osibisa, Rod Stewart and The Faces, Chicken Shack, Ashton Gardner and Dyke, Nektar, Hawkwind, Juicy Lucy, Man, Curved Air, the Groundhogs, the Edgar Broughton Band, Budgie and the mighty Judas Priest!
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