There’s a common misconception that nothing changes in Peel… Ever! But of all the businesses we photographed more than a quarter were new, and if we discount the civic organisations like police, Commissioners, swimming pool etc which are not likely to change, then the percentage is even higher.
There is a clear shift towards the service sector. Of the 44 new businesses, many were in the health & leisure sector. There are two new bicycle repair shops, two gyms and a Pilates space and four new beauty salons. Three art gallery/studio/workshops and two tattoo artists. There are many new restaurants/cafes and a micro pub makes its first presence on the high street. Read more about about my experience of photographing Peel and discovery of some green shoots of change.