This is when Sheffield’s popular Sharrow Vale Market will be returning for its post-lockdown comeback
A community market that has helped to turn a Sheffield suburb into a stylish destination has revealed the dates for its post-lockdown comeback.
Sharrow Vale Market, which started in 2009 and is usually held three times annually, only took place physically once in 2020 when a socially-distanced event went ahead in August.
Now organisers the Sharrow Vale Community Association are making plans for the market’s return after the Government announced its roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions.
“As the Government lays out its plan for a gradual resumption of normal life, we have decided that we would also like to look to the future,” they said.
“So the planned dates for our next markets are Sunday, July 18, and Sunday, December 12.”
The association added: “We had hoped to be able to hold a market in April but in the light of the dates scheduled for relaxation of Covid regulations it was felt that it was a little early to go ahead as we would be unlikely to get the necessary permissions in place in time. In the meantime, you can still explore our virtual market stalls and local shops.
“Fingers crossed for continued positive progress in 2021.”
Last year, when it became clear the Christmas edition of the market would be cancelled, the group created an online version of the market on its website, complete with the details of traders who often run stalls.
The market normally runs from the Hunters Bar roundabout to the forecourt of Hawley’s Tyres on Sharrow Vale Road, incorporating the Dyson Place development.
Traditionally around 100 stalls sell a variety of local produce, hot food, crafts, clothing and plants, starting at midday and finishing at 4pm. Nearby shops, pubs and cafes open to cater for attendees too.
In 2020 Condé Nast Traveller magazine selected Sharrow Vale as one of the country’s ‘coolest neighbourhoods’, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ancoats in Manchester and Aigburth in Liverpool.
“Southern Sharrow Vale is a curious example of how suburbia has become cool,” the publication said.
“Unlike some cities where gentrification can be double-edged, the area’s evolution has been universally welcomed.”
Visit http://www.sharrowvalemarket.co.uk for details.