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MY friends and I were passing an eye-catching store, where Threshers wine merchants used to be, fronting the High Street in Huntingdon. We were astonished by the Clinton Cards sign in the window. Their shop across the road looked as if they are about to

MY friends and I were passing an eye-catching store, where Threshers wine merchants used to be, fronting the High Street in Huntingdon.

We were astonished by the Clinton Cards sign in the window. Their shop across the road looked as if they are about to transfer their business. Why?

Rumour had it that there was to be a well-known retail department store going into this prominent position. What a joke. Well done, whoever is responsible for this travesty.

OK, so maybe a company pulled out of an agreement to take this shop, or was it just a rumour after all? But to allow a card company, of which there are so many in the town, to take the store just to pay the rent (when there should be an overseer to prevent this), well, it's sacrilege, isn't it?

Years ago, long after Fishers department store closed, I went to a meeting at the Town Hall on behalf of the company I worked for.

The meeting was about the future of Huntingdon and its plans for the town centre. Someone asked whether there would be a replacement department store for Fishers? The spokesman said 'no' as there was not a big enough catchment area.

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This was before Stukeley Meadows, the Old Grammar School and Hinchingbrooke estates were built so that excuse surely does not apply now.

This town is upgrading itself with nice buildings, so why put the public off with such thoughtlessness? We are extremely cross and disappointed.

Mrs V TURNER and friends

Main Street

Upton

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