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In pictures....Writing on the wall

Hmm, is it going to be easier to repaint this wall white, or black?

Published on March 11th 2010.

In pictures....Writing on the wall

EVERY little helps, but when a big tin of black paint gets into idle hands, anything goes. One member of staff at the “new” Tesco Express in Bold Street put this latest grafitti, on the site of the Bold Street Produce Market, down to “Tesco haters”. Surely not.

The legend “Blame Tesco.” with a neat full stop, appeared on Monday morning, on the wall adjacent to the controversial piece of land which, until last week, the Christian family had plied their fruit and veg wares for decades. Full story here.

Regrettably, with the relatively recent closure of nearby Rapid, it could be a while before someone obtains a few litres of white paint to daub it away. It won't disappear easily. With the business due back on the site soon on barrows, city planners, in particular, might be reminded that some things are a bugger to get rid of.

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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Anne ThraciteMarch 10th 2010.

Fireside World used to be there! You could feel the heat of the flame-effect fire through the window in winter!

KnowledgeableMarch 10th 2010.

Matta's still does sell fruit and veg. The market has been there at least a decade. They have sold fruit and veg in the city centre for 125 years. Funny thing is this is becoming something of a tourist attraction now

I Yam What I YamMarch 10th 2010.

Hang on a tick! The fruit stall hadn't been there as long as the article would suggest. Among other shops Matta's used to sell fruit and veg until this place opened. Mrs. Christian's fruit barrow was on Lord Street.

Vera KnickersMarch 10th 2010.

I saw the old bloke with the beard in the Tesco's in Allerton the other day

JoanMarch 10th 2010.

Someone has painted over the Blame Tesco sign today - what a shame - it was making us all smile a bit!What Bold Street really needs is lots of support in these hard times - and hurry back Christians with your barrow - I'm missing you desperately!

Egg SarnieMarch 10th 2010.

What Bold Street really needs is more branches of Cousins and County Bakeshop.

Urbane BlightMarch 10th 2010.

Not in the fruit and veg? He'd be ripped off in there!

Grape apeMarch 10th 2010.

hear hear Joan. People must not let Bold Street wither on the vine

R. S. McLellandMarch 10th 2010.

And furriers!

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