Where Bloomgate meets Wide Close, the street narrows into a bottle neck where traffic slows to pass along this ancient route alongside St Nicholas Church. I have covered the rest of Bloomgate in earlier drawings and blog posts (here and here). The last few buildings on Bloomgate are home to Kass Hair & Beauty and Strands, both of which are still going in this new decade 2020.
However, there have already been a number of shops close down or change hands since I drew this in the summer of 2019.
All my drawings are out of date by the time they go to print which doesn’t worry me! These are all intended to archive the street drawn at the time and I hope that they will only get more interesting as time goes on.
The Barber Shop has since morphed into a dog grooming salon.
This shop now lies vacant.
The Rug and Flooring Stores has also left the premises.
The rest of the street will be covered in the next post. Thanks to my new followers for joining me. Always glad to know someone is taking a look at these streets. As always, If you have any historical insight into any of these buildings, I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading,