Sunday, 20 January 2008

Protected Antiques

Promenade Antiques is, not surprisingly, on the Promenade in Cheltenham, opposite the Colonnade. This little shop has been there as long as I can remember and mainly sells gold and silver jewellery, watches, and ornaments. People are always stopping to look at all the interesting items in the window, eyeing up the latest shiny trinkets. Last year the shop was in the news as a car full of men pulled up outside, jumped out and tried to smash the window to steal the treasures behind the glass. Luckily for the shop owner (but not the robbers) two shopfitters, working on the refurbishment of a shop opposite, ran over and fought them off. The thieves made off empty handed and the workmen were local heroes, for a day or two at least.

4 comments:

Dusty Lens said...

This sure is a pretty little shop. Congrats on those two workers for fending off the theifs.

Clarice said...

I like your view on life. Nice edgy photos. Have a good Sunday.

Kate said...

I enjoy the way you have framed the photo; good looking shop, too. Wonderfl stories about the workmen!

Gail's Man said...

A shame sometimes that more passers by don't try to stop crime. Mind you there are so many nutters about these days, heaven knows what could happen.

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