SU6351 : Paper over PaperSmiths

taken 7 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

Paper over PaperSmiths
Paper over PaperSmiths
One of the few quality shops in town, in my opinion, has sadly closed. Papersmiths started selling arts and crafts equipment in 1972, it was an independent family run shop. The lease for the shop ran out Christmas Eve 2012. Mrs Smith had been running the shop for more than 40 years.
No sign of anyone new taking on the lease for the premises.
Town centres in 2008-20

I am sure there are many towns across the UK which are suffering from the economic policies being pursued. These images, I hope, will act as an historic record of how tough times were and how so many businesses came and went. And, sadly, who thrived.
More recent images could also reflect the impact of the post Brexit vote. When you pause to count the number of vacant sites it is really quite surprising.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 4 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6375 5187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.7460N 1:5.2635W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6375 5186
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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