Thursday, 4 February 2010


Taking my customary walk to the local Asda supermarket in Shipley town centre after work last Friday, I was amused by the 'Buy One, Get One Free' offer in the shoeshop!

The shops in Saltaire itself are all small independents. They are great shops but they don't exactly provide everything needed to sustain life, being aimed
more at visitors than at locals seeking everyday staples. Fortunately the small town-centre of Shipley is less than a mile down the road. It has markets, a large Asda, a small Boots chemist and various other outlets of the lower-end chain and charity shop kind. (There used to be a Woolworths too, until its demise heralded the recession).

It's not a particularly lovely place... it's one of those town centres that suffered in the 1960s and 70s from the urge to root out the old Victorian buildings and replace them with modern concrete. It all now looks tired and a bit tatty, despite some recent efforts to spruce it up a bit.


  1. Town planners after the war had a big job, but now have a lot to answer for.

  2. My younger son thinks the shoe shop 'BOGOF' is hilarious.

  3. Did someone say 'Sale'. I'll be right over.

  4. LOL
    Maybe they offered a 50% discount on a pair?
    Did you go in to ask? I'd have loved to do that. Just to mess with their minds a bit ;-)


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