Local Love: The Sunday Market at Islington Mill

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After going on and on about how fond I am of Manchester, it’s about time I introduced a regular feature to showcase the happenings of this city. So welcome to Local Love, starting with The Sunday Market at Islington Mill. Supporting independent retailers and designer-makers is important, otherwise we’re lumbering towards a high street where the choice is Tesco or Asda-Walmart. Also, if I consider buying something from Topshop these days I just have a vision of Sir Philip Green greedily shoving £20 notes into a tin that reads ‘Hidden Pacific Island getaway fund‘.
Almost any bar or venue can arrange some tables, charge some willing stallholders and call it a craft fair, but Islington Mill care about creating a pleasant atmosphere and encouraging a variety of stallholders. Weather-wise, Sunday was grim and grey, but inside the Mill is was cosy, with newspapers and food available. Goods on offer included tasty homemade jams and chutneys by Trove, sweet shop inspired jewellery by Tuckshop, fun wooden pendants by Amethyst Annie’s Jewellery plus Victoria Plum’s cards and accessories incorporating old stamps.
I bought a birthday present for my sister, but shhh, don’t tell her…

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