tesco? on yer tod! walmart…

so we heard tell there was a plan to occupy the old olympia cinema and health centre in todmorden, a northern market town famed for its guerilla gardens. (see incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk) the beautiful old buildings due for demoltion to make way for a giant asda…

‘no walmart ta’ ‘todmorden SUPER market town..?’. bnnrs ready. new locks and section 6 on the door. for a few short hours the olympia was restored to *something* of its former glory.

its carnival day. what will all the locals say? the parade passes. dreary under grey weather. there’s no floats this year.  health and safety. the carnival queens are driven by in the boots of a fleet of mini cabs. and as they pass the old olympia there’s an eerie atmosphere. everyone averts their eyes from the crumbling picturehouse. the todmorden health clinic. closed down a few years back after harold shipman’s actvities surfaced here.  i wonder weather anyone even noticed were here…

its a lovely lovely town. an awesome little market. a vegan bakery. friendly faces. 50p for green&blacks. 60p for a pot of tea! and a pink and black offie with tables and chairs inside for customers to help themselves. whatll happen when the asda becomes the central building in town? (http://www.mojvideo.com/video-south-park-walmart-this-way-comes/1f86b6d0fc6a59a6147d )

httpmore info on the olympia at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUj9MYwybAFY%26amp&h=YAQCU-obU

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