It might surprise those here who know me to find me penning a Blog entry on the subject of shopping. It’s never been my favourite pastime (bookshops expected, of course) but these days with every town having basically the same shops, it’s more dull than ever.
Occasionally, though, there are shops which somehow manage to buck the trend and remain perpetually the same, despite the onset of globalisation.
The most timeless of these A Oakes in
So timeless was it, I expected a Midland Red D9 to go past the door on a 215…….
Another of these time-warp stores is Walker & Ling in
For sheer size, though the greatest of these shops I know of is Jackson’s, the old retailing lady of
If you get a chance, go and support these businesses and other like them. Long may they continue to thrive!