Market Tales

Glamorgan Vale Follow Up

It poured raining the first weekend of May so Glamorgan Vale Market was postponed. On 23rd May the weather was kinder.

Extreme weather has been a part of the recent history of Glamorgan Vale Community Hall.  The first reminder was the Flood marker on the steps outside.  The second on the wall inside.

We had a lovely market ab0ut 29 stalls.  One of the stalls was run by Geoff Beattie – Hall Committee member and prize winning preserve maker.  Maybe one day my preserves will be as famous as Geoff’s.

I had an inside stall and plenty of time to admire the shiny old wooden floor boards which show no sign of flood damage. Apparently members of the hall committee got done to the Hall as soon as possible with mops and buckets.  Photos of past occasions line the walls – this hall has hosted weddings, dances, meetings, concerts and workshops.

This is the third time I have been to these markets which are run twice a year  so I was happy to see repeat customers as well as new.  The stalls are a mix of regulars and new as well. My neighbours were selling all manner of craft making tools with beautiful turned wood handles.   I was well fed by the Hall Ladies – devonshire tea in the morning and freshly made sandwiches for lunch. I think I tasted some of Geoff’s pickle on the cheese.

Our top seller this market was Pumpkin Chutney.  Just as well I’m making another batch this week.

Next GlamorganVale Market is in November.

outside flood level

outside flood level

inside flodd level

inside flood level

the creek now quiet

the creek now quiet

in the grounds - the containers in the background were swept out the the grounds, across the road and into the paddocks.

in the grounds – the containers in the background were swept out the the grounds, across the road and into the paddocks.

Welcome Committee

Welcome Committee

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