I spent the whole day talking to everyone I could and so took very few pictures. But here are some.
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.
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. Eventually people start selling out and packing up.
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.
“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.Informative, 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.