A Conversation for Great Outdoor Markets

Ingleston Sunday Market

Post 1


I know its not quite the same these days (partly due to a car boot sale running alongside it) but this used to be a fantastic market.

In the 1970s and throughout the 1980s this was the place to go to buy anything and boy was the stuff cheap!!! It was great for Christmas shopping - although it was always freezing. The fast food stalls did a roaring trade. A local favourite was chips and curry sauce to heat you up smiley - steam.

All the lanes for the stalls had funny street names smiley - biggrin(Tin Pan Alley, Rotten Row ... that kind of thing). At the very centre of the market was a huge statue of King Kong. Because the market was so big, this served as a meeting point and landmark.

Its years since I've been there, but one other thing I do remember was this. The ground was covered in some strange red clay - and if there was any rain this stuff seemed to get everywhere smiley - sadface.

Ahh the joys of Ingleston Sunday Market!!! I must go back sometime. smiley - bluebutterfly

Ingleston Sunday Market

Post 2

Researcher 202555

Hi there,

My name is Linda and I live in Dublin - I am currently researching an article for The Slate magasine in Dublin about the market and second hand clothes shop scene in Dublin - which basically is pretty crap. As a comparison, I am trying to research the scene in Edingburgh - the number, size and frequency of outdoor/indoor markets in Edingburgh which sell second hand clothes. If there is anyone out there who can give me some information or suggest some websites to check out, I would really appreciate it.

My e-mail address is [email protected]

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