Donkeys in Granby

June 15 Street Market - 27Well you don’t often get a chance to use that for a headline, do you?

And there will be lots more donkey pictures later. But having talked about the whys, wherefores, history and purpose of the Granby 4 Streets Market yesterday, today’s post is a picture special with few words. Just loads of pictures of Liverpool’s quirkiest street market – with donkeys.

Spring now shading into early summer.

Spring now shading into early summer in the guerilla gardens of Granby.

The first of this year's Street Markets to have decent weather.

The first of this year’s Street Markets to have decent weather.

Homebaked from Anfield are here.

Homebaked from Anfield are here.

With pies as well as bread.

With pies as well as bread.

Pat and Cathy doing the first shift.

Pat and Cathy doing the first shift.

I’ve arrived too late for the Beatlife drummers, sadly.

And the market's well underway as I arrive about 11 o'clock.

And the market’s well underway as I arrive about 11 o’clock.

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A beam of light shines on a visiting hipster with parasol.

A beam of light shines on a visiting hipster with parasol.

Resident Maria Bassey talks with veteran Street Market vendor Diane Jensen.

Resident Maria Bassey talks with veteran Street Market vendor Diane Jensen.

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The street fills with opera music.

The street fills gently with opera music.

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Sally Anne and Jeff visit the Homebaked stall.

Sally Anne and Jeff visit the Homebaked stall.

Leroy Cooper is, as you probably already knew, the man.

Leroy Cooper is, as you probably already knew, the man.

Co-organiser Joe Farrag announces the impending arrival of the donkeys.

Co-organiser Joe Farrag announces the impending arrival of the donkeys.

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Shift changeover for Homebaked. Jess and Cally arrive with second delivery of bread and pies.

Shift changeover for Homebaked. Jess arrives with a second delivery of bread and pies.

And then, at last…

The donkeys arrive.

The donkeys arrive.

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Cally from Homebaked is here too.

Cally from Homebaked is here too.

Cally writes the blogposts on Homebaked’s own website and she’ll be doing a post of her own take on the Street Market and the 4 Streets generally. (Here it is.)June 15 Street Market - 49 June 15 Street Market - 48 June 15 Street Market - 47 June 15 Street Market - 46

Continuing the long tradition of painting on boarded up houses here in Granby.

Continuing the long tradition of painting on boarded up houses here in Granby.

Granby, L8.

Granby, L8.

These Ducie Street houses will be restored after the 3 streets now on site, though we don’t quite know when yet.

The art of community.

The art of community.

As you can see, a mostly sunny if windy day on Ducie Street. And a good, busy Street Market. Always a good thing.

See the previous day’s post ‘Considering the Street Market’ for more about the philosophy behind what we’re all up to here.

8 thoughts on “Donkeys in Granby

    1. Ronnie Hughes Post author

      Thanks Helen. A lot of people contribute – and a couple of donkeys. But the thing wouldn’t happen at all without the current core Market Team of Theresa, Joe and Rosa. Respect due.

      Reply
  1. Pak

    You captured the delight in the child’s face in the first shot, Ronnie. It looks like the wild west with flowers.

    Reply
    1. Ronnie Hughes Post author

      And don’t forget, that little one’s been with us since our first gathering in the Methodist early 2011. He’s growing up with the firm idea of a future he can get hold of.

      Reply

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