Between the years listed in the book Bruce notes 'many businesses were established and died with little impact on the street'.
`Who can remember,' he asks, 'a shop called Burp? Some,' he adds, `are well remembered, like Gen-erations and Possums, and some have moved to other areas of the industrial estate to survive, like Whites the dry cleaners and Framers Corner.'
Bruce then makes an observa¬tion that applies to so many high streets up and down the country: `The character of Fore Street is continually changing, with a de¬cline in the three staples of any shopping street - butchers, bakers and grocers are being replaced with charity shops.
`Permission to build more retail units on the edge of town can only mean that there will be more change in the future.'