Category Archives: General

Maritime Trades

Not surprisingly, the High Street has always been connected with the sea-faring trades, many of which were carried out over the centuries in workshops and yards behind the High Street properties. I wanted to get a better picture of what … Continue reading

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Half Century Review

The headline was ‘Beeching Blitz for Branch Lines. Many Dorset Stations are to Close’. Number one in the charts was ‘Summer Holiday’ by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, closely followed by ‘Please Please Me’  by a new group on the … Continue reading

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Alive and kicking?

At the bottom of a triple-dip recession, how is the High Street faring? It’s been a tough time for high street traders even before the recession started, with competition from big stores, out of town retail parks and online shopping. … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year Quiz Answers

I hope you had a delve into the blog to find some of the answers for the quiz and came across some interesting snippets. The answers are as follows: Which number in the High Street . . . ? 1. … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Quiz Time Again!

As Christmas is approaching, it’s time for our prize Christmas and New Year Quiz. If you need a bit of quiet time over the holidays, why not sit down for half an hour and have a go? The questions all … Continue reading

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When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

For most of its history the High Street has been a green place with lots of open spaces between the buildings, gardens, orchards and many trees. All this started to change as the street got more built up in the … Continue reading

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