BUDGET CURTAINS in Rhyl High Street, North Wales
The 'Window Tax' in England and Wales lasted for 156 years, until repealed in 1851. Residents Tax rates were largely based upon how many windows their homes had.
To avoid higher tax payments property dwellers routinely bricked up their windows, though often left the space ready to be reopened to the light as and when future finances might allow.
As a result there are still many examples of old properties, often Georgian period ones, that still have filled-in window spaces.
But surely there are none quite so basic as the cowboy job carried out on the corner windows of this building in Rhyl High Street - the seaside holiday resorts main shopping thoroughfare. Which is only 100 metres long, incidentally.
As for the imaginative solving of the 'curtain' issue with a small pot of white paint - genius.
The masking tape and clear polythene bag glass replacement is another fine touch. To my observations it appears to have lasted for literally years so far.
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