TF0920 : Gone

taken 5 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Gone
Gone
Swathed in brown paper and with the signage already taken down the shop in TF0920 : End of an Era awaits conversion. Scuttlebutt is that it has been bought by the Wetherspoons pub chain, who have yet to apply for permission to convert it.
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.

Wetherspoon

Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, Wetherspoon is a large chain of pubs with over 1000 pubs [2018] around the UK, run by JD Wetherspoon plc.

Unlike other large chains, Wetherspoon do not operate their own brewery.

Wetherspoon are known for not playing any music.

According to the company website, the name Wetherspoon came from one of Martin's teachers in New Zealand, while the initials are those of Sheriff J D Hogg from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

Wetherspoon also run Lloyd's N 1 Bars which play music.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Shop 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shop 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 096 203 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.1887N 0:22.6156W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 095 203
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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