C&A, BHS, Saxone, Dasco.. all gone
Today Beale’s and Boswell’s face closure. Oxford’s oldest independent department store will be no more.. I had a lovely morning in their hand made chocolate department and wandered up to write this short poem ..
Staff like friends
Play let’s pretend
As plastic soldiers
Guard the stairs
In a shop with no security tags
Or iconic carrier bags
Winners ribbon is sold in reams
In this department store of dreams
Walking away I decided to call out for work from others to create a montage of reactions to our High Street changing so fast..
I loved reading the amazing responses – top 5 are being read near The Hub in Somerset on Saturday. Actress Judy Leonard will perform and a podcast recording will result.
How do we keep shops local?
More information about this shared project – is Here
Inspired by Oxford’s oldest independent family owned department store closing after 200 years.
if you can.. while there’s still time.. SHOP LOCAL!