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Anyone remember the last shop standing in Walpole Avenue?

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The BBC Radio 4 drama play this afternoon is about a woman who had a shopping mall built around and over her home because she refused to move. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050qh

It is interesting that the Walpole Avenue site has been vacant for a couple of decades. Maybe the developers should have just let the guy keep his newspaper shop. 

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1 hour ago, gettafa said:

The BBC Radio 4 drama play this afternoon is about a woman who had a shopping mall built around and over her home because she refused to move. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050qh

It is interesting that the Walpole Avenue site has been vacant for a couple of decades. Maybe the developers should have just let the guy keep his newspaper shop. 

If I recall aright it was one of the last of the old fashioned tobacconists selling blends, mixtures and accessories although I think someone else took up the slack elsewhere for a while and sold similar when it closed.. I think Walpole Avenue also sold snuff in a small range. 

 

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4 hours ago, gettafa said:

The BBC Radio 4 drama play this afternoon is about a woman who had a shopping mall built around and over her home because she refused to move.

Usually if you do things like that in the UK the developer waits till you're out and then accidentally demolishes your house. Quite common. Small fine, move on, nothing to see. Same if it's your own building and has an inconvenient preservation order on it. This happened in the 90s to an historic pub in Manchester, Tommy Ducks. Bar closed one night and the brewery knocked it down in the early hours. Pile of rubble by daylight. Pretty much did it and said so what you gonna do about it. Answer: £1500 fine.

http://manchesterhistory.net/manchester/gone/tommyducks.html

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Sounds about right. And the court says the developer must pay compensation of...market value. Even plus costs and damages its a win-win-win for the developer.

Oh , and the old sea wall that was meant to stay up in the so-called Villiers Square. Got knocked down by a digger by accident.

On a similar theme, when you go on a motorway and the carriageways go either side of a remote farm house that wouldn't sell up...there reckons that's where the dead bodies be buried, in the garden.

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17 hours ago, gettafa said:

Sounds about right. And the court says the developer must pay compensation of...market value. Even plus costs and damages its a win-win-win for the developer.

Oh , and the old sea wall that was meant to stay up in the so-called Villiers Square. Got knocked down by a digger by accident.

On a similar theme, when you go on a motorway and the carriageways go either side of a remote farm house that wouldn't sell up...there reckons that's where the dead bodies be buried, in the garden.

Sadly, not true.

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/house-middle-m62-11444983?utm_source=sharebar&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sharebar

 

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Excellent - and thank you Yorkie.

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Bob Ridsdale was the tobacconist from Walpole Avenue, his dad had the shop before him.

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