Crookes residents enjoy street market in the sun

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year Robert Samuels Benjamin Samuels Tinashe Mulomo ready to feed the peole of Crookes Picture Dean Atkins
Crookes street market in full flow for the second year Robert Samuels Benjamin Samuels Tinashe Mulomo ready to feed the peole of Crookes Picture Dean Atkins
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Hundreds of people enjoyed the first of the summer sunshine yesterday at the popular Crookes Street Market.

The warm weather encouraged residents to step outside to the street market on Colchester Road and Stannington View Road.

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year
New artwork for the house is viewed by visiters to the market stalls
Picture Dean Atkins

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year New artwork for the house is viewed by visiters to the market stalls Picture Dean Atkins

More than 30 stalls lined the streets selling clothing, books, jams and delicious delicatessen meats as well as street food including curries, pies and sausages.

The market was organised by the Crookes Forum and follows a street market in October and a Christmas market, which also proved popular. There was also live music as well as arts and crafts.

Derek Timlett of Derek’s Book Shop, who ran a stall, said that the whole community had come together to enjoy the day.

He said: “I do a lot of these markets and this is one of the better ones.

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year
Picture Dean Atkins

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year Picture Dean Atkins

“People always seems very dedicated to come and spend money locally. I think the weather has also helped but people seem committed to it and want to come along and enjoy it. There is a good, strong local feel to it.”

Sian Holmes, 45, who lives in Walkley, said that she had not been to the street market before but she would be making a return visit.

She said: It’s been brilliant to be out in the nice weather. I’ve bought lots of food and Russian dolls and candy floss and cake. I’ll definitely come again.”

Ross Padwick, 41, who lives nearby said: “I like to come out and support local events and it is a nice day. We’ve been enjoying the food and drink. It’s a shame they can’t close the main road and have it on a grander scale – but maybe in the future they will.”

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year
New artwork for the house is viewed by visiters to the market stalls
Picture Dean Atkins

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year New artwork for the house is viewed by visiters to the market stalls Picture Dean Atkins

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year
Chutney for sale
Picture Dean Atkins

Crookes street market in full flow for the second year Chutney for sale Picture Dean Atkins