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A Suburb in Stockport

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Drifter posted..

Yes the market hall has just had a fortune spent on it - AGAIN - some of us remember when it was renovated the first time and I still believe that the most appropriate thing to do with it would have been to demolish it and sell it for scrap. Whilst it may be a "Listed" Victorian structure it has ruined a mediaeval market place.

The thing that really gets my goat though is who is this Portas woman anyway? As far as I can see she's simply an air headed celebrity. (Celebrity = someone famous for being famous!) Apart from an honorary "Doctor of Letters" she seems to have no relevant qualifications whatsoever. Aparantly, she was once accepted on a drama course but didn't take it up. Why, therefore, is everyone so anxious to pay her to come along and fix something? Would you let an unqualified doctor operate on you? The age when people trusted Darren or Tracey at the local barbers to operate on them is long gone!

My prediction is that (i) she and whoever works with her will come up with the idea of using some of Stockport's 25% empty shops for other purposes and (ii) Tesco will latch on to this and realise that the overall amount of shopping floorspace in the town has been reduced and argue that they should be allowed to re-open the unoccupied bit at the western end of their shop - just wait and see!