One of the distinguishing features of Durham Market Place for many years was the pant. As you can see from the photographs below, it's design has changed a number of times. But what is a pant? Why was it there? And why did it keep changing its appearance? We're going to use the photographs and some other sources to answer all these questions.
Montage of images of the pant that used to stand in the Market Place of Durham. (Images courtesy of Durham University Library.)
Montage of images showing the pant in Durham Market Place at various times.
Let's take a closer look at some of these images to see if we can work out what the pant was used for.