We were pleased to report that one trader in the town took note of our campaign. The end result is a positive contribution to the town.
The Society has been campaigning for some time against the ever- increasing blanking-out of shop windows and its negative effect on the street scene.
It is pleasing therefore to report that Hughes, the electrical goods shop in the Sheep Market, have approached the Society to ask how they might improve the look of their black blanked-out window fronting Victoria Street.
After a site meeting it was agreed that the shop layout made it impractical, at present, to re-open the window for the display of goods; so our suggestion was adopted to display three pictures depicting the history of the site their shop now occupies. The manager came up with these three photographs.
The Society very much appreciates Hughes’s positive response and hopes other shops will follow this example.
The window was featured in get connected, the magazine for the electrical good industry thereby promoting the heritage of the town nationally.