The church has been de-consecrated, and it’s an antique centre now. I’ve picked up some decent second-hand vinyl in there, and there are a couple of good vinyl dealers at either end of the street as well. The last thing I bought was an LP that accompanied an Open University course on poetry. I picked it up for a quid. It’s pretty scratchy, but it has an excerpt from The Battle of Maldon, recited in the original Old English.
Kier Hardie Hall used to be down here; it was a Working Men’s’ Club, with cheap beer and dodgy turns. I got kicked out of there once for being drunk, and never went back. Their loss…it’s a game shop now.
John Peel’s daughter owns the deli, apparently.