Shifts in time and space – Radlett style

December 12, 2010

I note that the latest issue of the local magazine for the commuter village of Radlett features a photograph of a butcher’s shop c. 1914 at no. 1, Upper Station Road (picture below). A quick check on the map reveals that the retail extents of the village have shrunk since that date and are mainly confined to the main road: Watling Street. Coincidentally, the same post brought a flyer from the local deli-cum-cafe, Yummies – also on Watling Street – which is now extending its opening hours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays till around 10pm, presumably to accommodate the differing patterns of consumption that prevail today. It would be redundant to wonder if the good burghers of Radlett of 100 years would recognise it today.


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