Shopping in Huddersfield today. The buildings are much grander and at first site that general air of economic and social decline is less noticeable. But if I had turned the camera through an angle of 90 degrees I could have focussed on a row of pawn-brokers and cheque-cashers. The shop on the right trades under the name "Spring : The Future Of Work" and has an empty look about it. The original stone lion was removed in 1977 and sent to Newcastle where it was remodeled in glass fibre. According to White's Directory of 1853, Lion Arcade comprised "externally, long ranges of elegant shops and warehouses in the Italian style; and internally an extensive arcade or covered market, fitted up with warehouses and stalls for the sale of cloth".