Monthly Archives: March 2014

Stationery moves on

Yet another colourful stationery shop opens and yet another load of fascinated customers swarm in. This shop in The Oracle is the latest in a modern trend of shops selling ordinary things made into novelty form – and usually at … Continue reading

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Crane game

For all the league tables that tell you Reading is doing well, you can pretty much ignore them and have a look around town. A crane count has long been a better barometer of a town’s economy than tables issued … Continue reading

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Fifty shades for 50p

A few years ago this book was the most red hot in the country. Now the Sue Ryder shop in Emmer Green is selling them for 50p. People would have paid whatever it cost when everywhere they looked someone was … Continue reading

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Road rage

It’s hard to believe that concrete blocks are going to be needed to stop people ignoring the road closed signs on the B478 Playhatch Road. I walked along there on Saturday and in half an hour 15 cars passed me, … Continue reading

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Snappy days

A revamp for a town centre shop. But this one is more meaningful than most. At a time when technology has put paid to Jessops and just about all the other chains that depend on photography, Snappy Snaps should never … Continue reading

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