Bravo to market traders who turned out on miserable day

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GUARDIAN ANGEL: The latest from our girl about town

We were trundling along the road to Boston on Saturday when Angel and ‘im indoors heard the unmistakable sound of a Spitfire flying overhead, making its way to the 1940s Weekend at Ayscoughfee in Spalding we assumed. So we had a fabulous preview of the fly-past due to take place a few minutes later.

• Bravo to the traders who turned up for Tuesday’s market in Spalding. It was a horrible day, with rain forecast for much of it, and many traders decided not to bother turning out.

However, a hardy few did turn up and it was lovely to see them there, though it can’t have been much fun for them.

• Angel spotted a ‘dead’ umbrella dumped in Spalding on Tuesday, its useless spokes sticking out of a bin.

So typical: you only find out your trusty umbrella has failed when you most need it.

• Angel had a frothy cappuccino and a bun from Greggs in her eager mitts the other day and only then noticed her favourite couple of spots for outdoor grazing in Spalding had disappeared, ie the two – or was it three? – benches that were in front of the stretch of Market Place that runs from the Red Lion up to Lloyds Pharmacy.

Presumably the benches made way for those lockable bollards.

Angel pressed on to High Bridge where the bench that used to front the flower planters had been shunted along the river bank.

Admittedly there are benches outside NatWest and in Hall Place but competition for them is fierce during our occasional days of summer sunshine.