Grumbles about a changing world as long ago as 1901.
Now it’s Amazon; then it was the evil City retailers (or the editor may have been currying favour with much needed potential advertisers!)
I'm rather taken by the statement by the writer that in 1891, Green Lanes was a "swampy hollow" occupied by frogs and tadpoles. A wasteland, a "howling wilderness. "
Sounds like it might have been my kind of place!