The BBC news magazine have been taking a look at the high street through the ages and posing a mighty interesting question - When was the high street at it's best?.
"At its birth in the Victorian age, or the gracious Edwardian era? Or more recently, before the arrival of superstores and online rivals?" They have taken one market town through the ages to find out.
With over 13% of all local shop premieses now vacant, and the number steadily increasing every year, now is definitely the time to take stock, create good ideas, before we loose our high streets all together.