I was just looking through some of my old photography magazines that I’ve managed to keep since the time when I was in England.
Takes me straight back to that place!
But what really shocked me was when I tried to have a look at some of the camera shops that were advertising in the magazines at that time, none of them aside a few, are left in business.
And we’re not talking about generations ago…..the earliest magazine I have dates back just 2005.
Some of the shops I used when I was there was MXV Photographic, Vic Oddens and Westcliff Photo; these 3 have closed.
The only ones still running are Mifsuds, Mr Cad and Campkins apparently, although maybe some readers living there may be able to correct me if I’m wrong.
Sad situation, isn’t it? No doubt helped along by the ever-present recession that the wealthy bankers are responsible for. It sucks, doesn’t it?