The rain started at around 11pm last night, and didn't let up until 11am the next day. After that, the powers that be dealt us flashes of strong sun interspersed with powerful showers that forced me to hide inside at Rumbles cafe, and watch Jeremy Corbyn get elected while the rain did its best to destroy the garden furniture outside.
I cycled into town then, and walking through the supposed high status shopping centre, I remembered that yet again there was talk of re-developing it, seemingly not so long after they had their last go at it.
It has never been anything other than a horrible spot, dark and dingy and brutalist in the worst possible way. Just take a look at my photographs below, and you can spot everything that's wrong with the modern British retail sector.
It is not a spot in which I like to linger.
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