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Eagle wrote:Upper Kirkdale was the original High Street and indeed the word High Street still appears in one of the older buildings.
Sydenham Road is an upstart , developed after the arrival of the Railway.
mosy wrote:The signs look good, no doubt about it, though I did wonder if there was a bit of an irony with so many empty shops. Are they to indicate what it once was (Sydenham's high street) in a historic lamenting way? Of course not, though I do wonder about the timing of them. It'd make more sense to me to "unveil" them in a fanfare once Kirkdale comes to resemble a high street again. Whether the signs will impart a "gotta be here" marketing imperative for potential vendors - dunno. Is that what is hoped? I don't know "what follows what" in regeneration terms - maybe some help on this?
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