Street Market: June 2016

DSC03346A lovely Street Market today in Granby. The second I’ve been to since we moved it out onto Granby Street. Loads of new people, over 70 stalls and a complete joy.

I spent the whole day talking to everyone I could and so took very few pictures. But here are some.

Walking along Granby Street.

Walking along Granby Street.

To the Princes Avenue end.

To the Princes Avenue end.

Beatlife, the market's traditional callers-on.

Beatlife, the market’s traditional callers-on.

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Luca and colleague getting everything ready at the back of Fritto's stall.

Luca and colleague getting everything ready at the back of Fritto’s stall. In Italian, of course!

Michael and Eleanor ready to show people the model of the Winter Garden.

Michael and Eleanor ready to show people the model of the Winter Garden.

Hazel watching everyone come and go.

Hazel watching everyone come and go.

The street steadily busy all day.

The street steadily busy all day.

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And Tommy is dancing.

And Tommy is dancing.

Of course Tom Calderbank is dancing.

Of course Tom Calderbank is dancing.

With his young dancing partner.

With his young dancing partner.

Homebaked are here.

Homebaked are here.

Sally-Anne and Cathy with a huge stock of pies, bread and scones.

Sally-Anne and Cathy with a huge stock of pies, bread and scones.

Jen from Coming Home turns up. With her Mum beside her.

Jen from Coming Home turns up. With her Mum beside her.

And Daniel and Peloton are here.

And Daniel and Peloton are here.

Fixing bikes, having bikes donated, passing them on and causing general outbreaks of joy.

Fixing bikes, having bikes donated, passing them on and causing general outbreaks of joy.

With their fantastic bike toolboxes.

With their fantastic bike toolboxes.

Very impressed.

Very impressed.

Luca doing steady business all day.

Luca doing steady business all day.

And during the day I show several people round one of our completed houses. We’ll have three going up for sale soon. And already have over 180 people interested in them. I’ll tell you more another time.

One of the groups I take round is Jen of Coming Home and her family.

And here we are sat round one of the Cairns Street tables where we've spent so many happy hours planning the future of this lovely place.

And here we are sat round one of the Cairns Street tables where we’ve spent so many happy hours planning the future of this lovely place.

When we’ve done talking I walk back round to Granby Street expecting the market to be running down. But no, it’s starting to brighten and turn into one of the leisurely afternoons where the street fills up with music and enjoys itself.DSC03356DSC03354 DSC03355Eventually people start selling out and packing up.

Daniel and his wonderful machines are off.

Daniel and his wonderful machines are off.

Though Betty Vardy still has customers.

Though Betty Vardy at Bettylicious still has customers.

Then time at the end to look at the art exhibition Joe Farrag has put up about the Tulsa race riots 95 years ago where 300 people were murdered and the black side of Tulsa destroyed.

DSC03360 DSC03361From Wikipedia:

“The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Greenwood District, the wealthiest black community in the United States, was burned to the ground. Over the course of 16 hours, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries, the two black hospitals were burned down, and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire, resulting in over $26 million in damages. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.”

Much more on this here. And thanks for telling us Joe. I’d never heard of this racist atrocity.DSC03363Informative, friendly, enjoyably essential. Granby Street Market.

Well done once again Theresa, Joe and your willing helpers. The Market is now in its rightful place, the best street market in Liverpool, I’d say.

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