Along a small, old street in my home town of Scarborough was the back-entrance to the sports shop ‘Sydenhams and Co’. It was a bit dusty and tatty and dead flies lay in the window display. But to me it was a treasure trove, because at the back of the shop was the saddler’s, with all the equestrian paraphernalia. For a pony mad kid it was heaven! I especially remember the beautiful hacking jackets hanging on racks inside the store. How I longed to own one.
Here’s the street today … the old saddlers is somewhere on the right, half way up. Iit’s unrecognizable now. Still one of my favorite streets, though it’s certainly had a facelift!