Today (Sunday) was the monthly Treacle Market in our Market Square and adjoining street. Sadly, the "real" antiques seem to have disappeared, but there are still a lot of stalls to search
there was a lot of pretty crockery on this stall, but I wondered if anyone ever used the traditional wicker hamper for picnics? They must have been terribly heavy - you wouldn't have wanted to carry them too far!
There were a couple of bookstalls, and I was very pleased to find a book illustrated by Charles Tunnicliffe. I love his drawings, painting and all artwork of his, and the black and white illustrations in this book, which is devoted to country matters, are delightful. The book is written by HE Bates, another old favourite of mine. Sadly both Charles Tunnicliffe and HE Bates are dead now.
There was one book I didn't buy - though I did wonder if there were any other sort of slugs other than terrestrial ones!
There was a stall with lovely coloured ribbons.......
........and one that was all sorts of bits and pieces. It actually was a very windy day, but you can't see it from the photographs.
On the next door stall there were some old bears and other animals.......
.........and a stall with all sorts of floaty scarves and things.
The food stalls were all together down a street leading off the Market Square. There were two bread stalls, both were loaded with really yummy-looking bread. I bought a loaf that I was promised was full of seeds and goodness!
There was also a stall selling Fungi. This was a new one for the market, and although there were plenty of "ordinary" mushrooms, there were boxes of mixed fungi, which I really wouldn't have liked to try without positively identifying them first! And then I might err on the side of caution and not eat them!
And lastly, in case you needed a sit down and a cup of tea or coffee, this maiden was there to direct you down the ginnel!