By any standards this was a good one. For three years now the people of Granby, in Liverpool 8, have been running their street markets, from April to September each year.
Of the people, by the people, for the people. They fill up Cairns Street, one of the four remaining original streets of Granby with stalls and life – and what you’ll see in the short film I’ve made of the day, down below. And they celebrate their place.
And in celebrating their place and what they’ve made of it, they preserve and defend it. It was a privilege to be there today. And see this much joy, in one street. Because the people of Granby 4 Streets decided to have one last party, one last street market this year.
And come next spring, we will all do it again!
This is a quote from Joe Farrag, one of the Market’s organisers this year.
So well done, Joe, Theresa, Hazel, Rosa and all the stall-holders and everyone else who’s helped. Brilliant job!
And there’s actually a rumour of a Christmas Street Market…True?