Sad to hear of Blockbusters going into administration, in the same week as Jessops and HMV. I’ll refrain from any Bob Holness jokes at this point.
Pictured is the West Ealing branch of the video rental store in August 2011 in the aftermath of the riots. Let’s hope that employees of these three chains can find alternative work if no buyers are found.
The death of the high street by the way is a chapter in my new suburbia book; more details here. It’s being launched on 4th Feb at the House of Commons no less.