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Coronavirus- the empty Wtherspoons

By philtaylorphoto  
21 March 2020. Bolton town centre, Lancashire On the previous night, a few hardy revellers made their way into town to sink their last pints before the closure of all leisure venues was applied due to Covid 19/ Coronavirus. Tonight the bars and clubs were shuttered, only takeaways open, and they were doing very little business. Few people were to be seen, those moving about seemed to be just there to collect takeaway food.Despite Tim Martin (owner of the Wetherspoon's pub chain) comments that he was insistent on staying opem despite expert advice the pub had been empty the previous night. The only person to be seen now was a manager in the deserted interior looking at paperwork

Tags: Photo journalism Abandoned Empty Bolton Deserted Night life Wetherspoons Coronavirus Covid 19

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29 Mar 2020 11:37PM
lots of mood. sepia definitely helps in that regard. And like the pair of boots under the table Smile
philtaylorphoto 19 334 2
30 Mar 2020 12:01AM
It's a strange image. It almost didn't make the cut into the final edit that was sent for publication. The original was in colour, which with the 'Spoons carpet was a bit messy..

As a small image Inna tablet it fails, but on a large screen it works better, then you can see details, the empty bar, the stacked chairs, the paperwork, water bottle, Lucozade, the cleaning spray.

It's chilling to think that this could be a significant image in 5 years time of people react to Tim Martin's proclamations. Just think, a no deal Brexit could plunge us into further food shortages where just like now imported food is absent. Imagine all this again in a harsh winter.
mrswoolybill Plus
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30 Mar 2020 10:40AM

Quote:Just think, a no deal Brexit could plunge us into further food shortages where just like now imported food is absent. Imagine all this again in a harsh winter.

It has occurred to me several times to imagine what this would be like happening a year later on top of a no deal break-off 31st December next.

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