Granby Street Market, September 2017

The great L8 Street Market is well into its eighth year now but I haven’t been around Granby or anywhere else much recently, so it was good to step out on a fine September morning and arrive at Granby again.

The Market runs pretty much all year now on the first Saturday of every month.
And since last year has run on Granby Street itself, the road being closed for it.
The market has grown and thrived in the extra space.

A real mixture of stalls here. All kinds of food, art, crafts, bike repairs, general interestingness and some they sum up as ‘car booty-ness.’

But best of all loads of people and the place itself. I was involved here for many years of course and it’s great to be back among friends again. Conversations flowing easily in the morning sun.

Theresa, main organiser of the Market with her partner Joe, buying a Panzerotti from Luca of Fritto Italian Street Food.
I sit at a table, talking this and that and watching the world go by.
New plates from Granby Workshop.
Just out of the kiln.
Bike fixing by Peloton.

I go for a walk round.

To see the houses the Community Land Trust got renovated.
And these on site now.
The glass roof of the Winter Garden.

Then someone taps me on the elbow and a very modern exchange takes place:

“Hello, are you a sense of place? I’m Urban Goals.”

Otherwise known as Michael Kirkham, for it is he.

Or @urbangoals or @mrkirks2 as you may know him better. Good to shake hands like humans rather than mere Twitter accounts Michael.

Trading, talking and generally being Granby continues into the afternoon.
Nowhere else like it and such a pleasure to be back again.
See you soon x

Granby Street Market is now running on the first Saturday of every month of the year, apart from January when it has a rest.

See lots more about Granby here.

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  1. I wish that Southampton had something like this…I have seen the Friday market there decline over the years when visiting my mother and now it is just a collection of fast food stalls.
    It needs some citizen initiative…but I don`t know Southampton well enough to know what the situation is like vis-a-vis the council in that respect.

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