Monday, 17 December 2012

North Cheam Festive event


As I tweeted on Saturday we headed off to the festive event which was held at North Cheam on Saturday to see what was on offer. As with the Worcester Park Christmas evening it was being run by the Outer London Fund and the most obvious thing different about the junction was the arty makeover of the derelict Victoria House, which made quite an impression on those present.

As far as the stall went there were a variety of stalls ranging from the professional to enthusiastic locals and while there were craft stalls there were zoomed in on the food stalls with jams, cheeses, meats and even sushi available. My star stall was the Giggly Pig stand with superb sausages ranging from the simple "Old English" on to "Rudolph's Revenge" with its chilli kick through to "Wow-Wow" which is an all out flamethrower assault on your palate. We took advantage of their "3 for £10" offer and absolutely loved them.

Brinkster Minor had his heart set on a mug that a "Young Enterprise" stand had on offer as a replacement for his recently broken one and the fact it came stuffed with chocolate didn't hurt his opinion of it so he parted with some cash in order to bag that.

We spotted local MP Paul Burstow in the throng together with his wife, Councillor Mary Burstow, and he was posting on Twitter as was Worcester Park Info though we must have just missed each other judging by our respective pictures.

As the event progressed various local shops decided to join in and put tables outside their shops and it had a really nice community feel about it

There was also a stand devoted to Victoria House and its impending renovation but I'm going to cover that separately so you'll need to stay tuned!




3 comments:

Paul Jones said...

Enjoyed the market; bought some Jam and a sausage bap (both were delicious). Sincerely hope they can do more of these events as NC needs them.

The sausage seller seemed downbeat on his day's work. I got there just before it finished at 3pm and asked him how it had gone - he blamed the weather mostly. The Londis owner seemed much happier with his day's trade on the other hand so a glimmer of hope there.

Art is obviously subjective but I think to paint what is quite a dark mural on such a dilapidated building only served to highlight what an eyesore it is. More thought should really have gone in to it.

Paul Jones said...

Enjoyed the market; bought some Jam and a sausage bap (both were delicious). Sincerely hope they can do more of these events as NC needs them.

The sausage seller seemed downbeat on his day's work. I got there just before it finished at 3pm and asked him how it had gone - he blamed the weather mostly. The Londis owner seemed much happier with his day's trade on the other hand so a glimmer of hope there.

Art is obviously subjective but I think to paint what is quite a dark mural on such a dilapidated building only served to highlight what an eyesore it is. More thought should really have gone in to it.

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