Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Return To The High Street

It was forecast that lots of little businesses would go to the wall because of lockdown, but it just doesn't seem to have happened. We walked down Rochester High Street yesterday morning- and all the odd little shops were open and flourishing- and if there were gaps in the array I didn't spot any. Covid monitors were strolling about in high viz jackets- with labels saying "Medway Greeter" on their chests- basically doing the job that affable local police used to do before they were swept off the streets and into offices and squad cars.

We'd gone to Rochester to visit Baggins Book Bazaar- because if anyone has a nice secondhand edition of the complete works of Charles Dickens for sale it should be the very big bookshop in Dickens' home town. And indeed they had such an edition displayed in the window, only...only... only they don't open on a Tuesday. Rats! But never mind, we'll book time off on one of the days they do open and try again.

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