THIS photograph was taken in April of 1982.

While it cannot be mistaken for anything other than a shot of Victoria Road on an ordinary day, almost every building has changed hands.

The large DIY shop is now a general store, while the gents’ outfitters next door is a charity shop and the business next to that is a restaurant.

Hi-fi specialist Hickmans closed in 2011 after 80 years; its premises are now a gaming shop.

Many readers will remember the archway and tunnel over the broad alley leading to the Paxton House office building, and the familiar Old Town Post Office building can be seen beyond.