Monthly Archives: August 2013

Unfit for a king

The drawn out saga of what to do with this crumbling ruin, illustrate nothing but how the planning system and the concept of listing buildings can conspire to create nothing but stagnation. King’s Meadow swimming baths spent around 70 years … Continue reading

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Out with the Olde

The ‘closed forever’ sign may look a little sad especially with the rivals advert to the right but there is something pleasing about this unusual closure scenario. Charlie’s Sweet Emporium in Queen Victoria Street, was a national operation where a … Continue reading

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Game changers

Two different eras were graphically represented in Prospect Street, Cavershm this week. While the Oxfam shop was selling a number of retro games, many of them using language you’d never see now. There was Ghettopoly (Monopoly in a ghetto) and … Continue reading

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Years ahead

Maybe we should be pleased that small newsagents are not only surviving but looking forward. But Brighton’s in Woodley last week seemed to have slightly lost the plot. Not only was it still July but the heatwave was barely over … Continue reading

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