Sunday, 27 March 2011

TREACLE MARKET

We went to the monthly Treacle Market this morning (Sunday). Macclesfield used to be called "Treacle Town" - there are various explanations as to why (some of them rather rude!) but no-one seems to know for certain. However, the market is called the Treacle Market, and is very popular.



There were lots of different stalls - foodie ones.....




And crafty ones.....




And all sorts of different things for sale. I was able to buy some lovely pies and some Greek bulgar wheat salad for our meal tonight, plus some delicious-looking ciabatta bread.




Once the church bells had stopped ringing (the market place is right outside the Parish Church), there was a Jazz band to keep us in a spending mood.

Despite the cold wind - the Market Place being the highest point of Macclesfield, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food especially was very tempting, but Mr.G said he hadn't gone there to buy food, so I was unable to indulge myself. Probably a good thing!

Haven't posted recently, as not been feeling too well, but hopefully, now Spring is here, I can get out a bit more and find interesting things to blog about!

12 comments:

Jee said...

Glad you're feeling better - the market looks very good. Weather's definitely improving here.

KathyA said...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well and do hope spring brings a bounce to your step!!

Love those markets!

Diane said...

Sorry to hear you have not been too well - hopefully a bit of warmth and some sunshine will sort you out. I love the look of the Treacle Market. xxxxx

Janet said...

Looks like a great market-just the place to be today- wandering round enjoying the sunshine.

Tracy said...

Gilly,
What a wonderful way to spend the day. I love street fairs like that; the sights and sounds! It looks like fun!

crafty cat corner said...

Looks like a great market.
We are not so big on markets down here in the south, pity, I love them.
I remember when my son lived in Norfolk there were loads.
Briony
x

kenju said...

Hope you will feel better soon, Gilly!! I would love a tour in that market!

Jenny said...

The dregs of winter are always a miserable time, made worse for you by not feeling well. Glad you are now up and at it again, a trip to the Treacle Market must have perked you up, it looks fascinating.

Gilly's Camera said...

More Of Macclesfield please!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Gilly, I hope you feel a bit brighter soon - your new header is, those crocuses are lovely. The market looks fun too. Lesley x

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Oh, I hope you're feeling better Gilly! I've been thinking about you lately because my daughter has been practicing her English accent and she's got me doing it too. She calls me "Mum" and says the dog "is a bit of a pest," and the cat is "delightful," stuff like that. We're having fun!

Flea markets are one of my favorite things to do.

Aunt Snow said...

Love your new look!!

I love the market. What fun!