Woodgrange Market Place
Following the successful Saturday market and the opening of new coffee shops, there are now two market-days:
Friday from 11am - 4pm
Saturday from 10am - 4pm
Some of the new Friday stalls are shown in the left side-panel and here are examples of their wares.
'In Her Name' is an independent quirky and fun boutique. 'In Her Name' has carefully selected vintage items for those who are creative in their style, liberated with their imagination and enjoy the quirky side of life.
The boutique, which visits various market-places around London, is run by Rachel Alderman, who says "I adore finding little gems around the UK. I simply love Vintage. The boutique is an amazing opportunity to create my own world full of beautiful pieces and to be part of such a wonderful community.". More information can be found on her web-page (CLICK HERE)
'Panda Jewellery by Jeffrey' deals in exclusive silver/gold jewellery and vintage & antiques. They also provide a repair service. Panda is run by Andrea and Jeffrey Levy. CLICK HERE to send an email to them.
Handmade Thai Crafts bring a distinctive blend of east-west novelty, with practical use and curio value.
Other stalls bring a range of jewellery, vintage and antique arts and crafts.
And the Saturday market too ... !
The Saturday market, with its wider range of food and other stalls, continues to provide a real service to the local community. Everyone comments on the community feel of the market; and many are now regularly coming along to do their shopping, have breakfast or lunch - sometimes both! - and catch up with friends. "It's becoming a real community hub", says Laura, one of the organisers.
As word has spread, the range of stalls has increased. The market organisers aim to bring diversity and vitality to the high street, offering a wider choice for consumers and encouraging more people to 'shop local'.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that this is not the first market to occupy this site and the façade of the building opposite is engraved with the words "Market Place". If readers know more about the previous market, the organisers would love to hear from them. Please get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.