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Pop-up shop, the sequel (3.5 years on)

Sunday 31st January 2016, 2.20pm (day 1,620)

Pop up organic shop, 31/1/16

On 1st August 2012, the photo of the day was one taken in the Hebden Bridge Baptist Chapel, where the Valley Organics shop had temporarily set up after the twin floods on 21st June and 9th July 2012. Exactly three and a half years later, here the same enterprise is again, grateful for the help of others — in this case the temporary premises are offered by the Salem Centre. I don’t want here to complain or get political — that is not the point of this shot. But I do recognise that all concrete help of this kind comes from within the community, directly.

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Pop-up Shop

Wednesday 1st August 2012, 12.30pm (day 342)

Pop-up shop, 1/8/12

A few of these have emerged around Hebden Bridge in the last couple of weeks. Businesses that occupied premises that were damaged in the flood have been invited to set up shop (literally) where they can. They’re calling them ‘Pop-up Shops’ round town.,¬† The main road, Market Street, is still a dead zone – about 3 out of 20 shops open – but one of them, Valley Organics, has a temporary home in the Hope Baptist Chapel, pictured here. It doesn’t have electricity at the moment, as the chapel’s cellar was also flooded on both 22/23rd June and 9th July, but it’s a start. I’ll tell you one thing – a disaster like this sure helps you see who your friends are (yes, we’re looking at you, Punch Taverns).

Hey, it’s August. My birthday’s in August. That means I’m coming to the end of the first year of this blog.

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