SU8486 : Flags in the High Street

taken 3 years ago, near to Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England

Flags in the High Street
Flags in the High Street
High Street is the most common street name in the UK with 5,410 in 2009. But why, even in the lowest locales, is the main thoroughfare usually called the High Street. In Middle English the word "high" denoted excellence, and which town would not want its showpiece street to be seen as anything less than excellent? Most historians agree its “Golden Age” was from the accession of Queen Victoria until the start of the Second World War.
The term High Street is also a a metonym for the traditional retail sector. With the coming of the shopping mall and then the internet, attempts have been made to rebrand it as a place for smaller, more bespoke businesses. In reality they are now dominated by charity shops and coffee outlets….

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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 22 October, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8487 8655 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.2865N 0:46.6085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8485 8653
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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