On Tuesday 2nd of May, my wife and I decided to go for a drive to Huntingdon. We often go here for a look at the small shopping centre. Sometimes we go to Kings Lynn or on other occasions Peterborough. On this day, however, it was Huntingdon. It did not take long and there was nothing we really wanted to buy. It was more for the ride out than anything else. We bought a few odds and ends but nothing we could not get in the local convenience store in our own town of March.
Along the way, we chatted about things and saw a few birds of prey in the clear blue sky. They always seem to like hunting over the fields. Once in the outskirts of Huntingdon, we noticed the old world feel of some buildings that were mixed with the newer ones. This was so as we walked around the shopping centre. I don't know whether it is me, but most of the town centres nowadays seem to lack any of the major department stores. There seem to be various types of cheap pound shops, fast food premises, estate agents, barber shops and tanning salons. All this with endless amounts of charity outlets.
It all looked as though the actual town centre was in a state of decline, I'm sad to say. I think it is happening in most places nowadays. You can't find anything that flicks your interest anymore when going to town shopping centres. Unless you want to eat and have a coffee. There are also the nice old buildings that remind me of other times.