Mark was looking for the new Dave Rawlings album (which we now know is released at the end of this week) and so I sat outside and decided to take photos of people sitting on the bench opposite. What is it about personal space that we try and sit as far away as possible from another human being? Even in the last photo, which shows a couple, the middle seat is designated for the shopping bags – again, the threat to security. As for me, I sat in the middle of my bench and so people were forced to sit next to me and I got talking to them. Also Mark was ages but it turns out that was because I was chatting and he ain’t no chatter!
I know these are only airguns and air pistols, which can still cause injury, but I was shocked to see them on such open display in this Bradford shop window, together with pull on masks. Not something you see in the UK that often.