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by Richard
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 79
Views: 5450

Re: Independence Day

Local authorities weren’t ever required to publish the results by Parliamentary constituency or by ward. According to one set of statistics, 401 out of 632 MPs represent constituencies which voted for Brexit in the referendum. The number equates to 63 per cent of constituencies but the results of th...
by Richard
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

Yet another 'Charity' shop, a couple of doors down from 'Peacocks' is about to emerge.
Formerly 'Xanadu Boutique'.

http://associationofcarers.org.uk/news/ ... -shop-news

Six Charity shops will soon be competing for trade towards the lower end of Queens road.
by Richard
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 79
Views: 5450

Re: Independence Day

T. May is set to bargain further from the EU - to seek concessions (as a soon-to-be non-member) re- the Irish Border. This strategy cannot be described as anything but naive. To come out of the EU but still to have concessions over anything would seem a paradox, how can we be out but still in with c...
by Richard
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

The realisation that no easy solution exist leads me to the same conclusion. Enjoy it whilst you can! A 'Sambuca' and the Times puts my mind in the frame of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. Jeeves was the manservant (Valet) to Bertie Wooster, the wealthy and idle young Londoner. An amusing series of ...
by Richard
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

Mass-production and 'consumerism' all kicked off with the Industrial Revolution in Britain, which massively fueled trade with the rest of the world. Now everyone is fighting over who produces what and consequent trade wars are part of the current Brexit negotiations. Economies are measured by how we...
by Richard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Moving to Hastings & St Leonards
Topic: Princes Road
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Princes Road

Well, seahermit, I found that both interesting and useful, thank you. Always helpful to have an overview. It is good to be in an area that ticks all the boxes but these days you have to see what is on the market first, consider your budget and take it from there. My bugbear is noise and pesky neighb...
by Richard
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

'Savers' are one of the best laid out shops - for what they sell - that I have seen.
Spacious, clean and welcoming, it should attract many customers and have a knock-on effect locally.
The only other shops that attract customers from further afield are the Junk and Antiques shops.
by Richard
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

Fashion now trumps quality because durability (these days) is not of the essence, at least not to those who produce it. Durability was once more important but, like everything else, manufactured goods now rely on built-in obsolescence in order to create more revenue for the fashion chains and labels...
by Richard
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

seahermit, the problem with your fair reasoning about style, good taste and etcetera is that there is something of a confusion apparent when it comes to finding the truth that style in clothing is often achieved at the expense of quality. 'Style over substance'. It shouldn't happen but time and agai...
by Richard
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Locally available goods of any description
Replies: 24
Views: 813

Re: Locally available goods of any description

On the streets I guess it is a personal choice and there are no 'clothes Police' to worry about. Some people have had a very hard life and many are still in relative poverty. I like to feel well-dressed but I also like to loaf around in casual stuff (dress down) when I can. I don't really have the s...

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