22 March 2010
On Sunday the weather was beautiful so we headed over to my most favourite place - Southwold. But oh the surprise that awaited us. Wards the local department store which has been a stalwart of the High Street long before I was a little girl, has been replaced with a Fat Face, shock horror, I even had to phone my mum when I got home to tell her. Southwold High Street has now lost its appeal for us, full of designer clothes shops catering to the London crowd in their large 4x4's that now seem to over-populate this once quiet and lovely seaside town. I have been coming to Southwold since I was 9 and consider it mine, whilst change is good, only if it is for the better. The only original shops that are left now are Hutson butchers, Dennys, Squiers Sweet Shop & Tearoom, the small hardware shop, fruit and veg shop and the two chemists - what must the locals think?