My friends call it the ugly market, possibly because of the horrible layout or maybe the people who go there or some of the rubbish for sale, but it does have the best view in town and it’s more commonly known as the Milnerton Market.
I’ve never been there because it’s a bit far away to see something my friends call ugly, but today I landed up there. Unfortunately, we arrived just as many stalls were packing up but we still got a good look and even a couple of purchases. I say ‘unfortunately’ because .. wait for it .. it’s a treasure trove !!
More of a garage or boot sale than a market, you can find anything and everything you want , except ‘artisanal’ or ‘organic’ new-age overpriced poncy veg or cheese. I don’t know why I ever throw anything away when I could just park my car there and turn old rubbish into cash.
Phil and I spent a happy hour wandering from one stall to the next, chatting to the people and making comments in French about some of the more laughable stuff we saw. Phil was very tempted by some ‘My Little Pony’ items that he thinks he could resell for a fortune on e-bay but he put them back when I pointed out that he isn’t much of an expert in My Little Pony artifacts. I rather suspect he’s going to do some research and go back soon. There were some art-deco bowls and vases that we are convinced are worth far more than they were going for.
I bought a pair of extra-long socks and a pair of fingerless gloves. Both items are badly made in China and garishly striped with every colour of the rainbow – I can’t wait to wear them. It’s a good thing I live too far away to make it a regular thing, but I will be back.
Feast your eyes …