Worksop and Retford each have a Saturday market. At Worksop it’s the flea market (no, Paula, I don’t think you’ve got an infestation!) but at Retford it’s the main market. I visited both (bus passes rule).
First …Before going to town though I took an early (for me) stroll around the pond (Godfrey’s pond or Sandhills lake or whatever). The sun was just breaking through the clouds and the moon was still fairly high in the sky. Doesn’t make for excellent shots but here’s one or two:
… and on with the day …
Began with Worksop Market:
Of course Paula was there smiling behind her mixed yarns as usual.
Just in time I noticed that the bus was loading, so I sped over to catch it.
As usual the market was packed. I don’t know why the table of caulies struck me as picworthy but …
… was quite busy. Shame that Russel Brand’s “Booky Wook 2” has reached the discount shops. (Can’t forgive him for marrying Katy Perry)
The view back down Carolgate is through the purely ornamental railings.
and on to the
|The information boards along the canal are
particularly good in Retford
|Nb Rose & Thistle moored below Town Lock|
King’s Park & River Idle
|Willows and water looking good|
|That’s the Canal
ductin’ it’s aqua over the river
|and that’s mallards
hurtling up for bread
Autumn’s really arrived:
|Although it’s taking its time with some trees|
|The water of the Idle is limpid (characterized by transparent clearness;) and the scenery worth the journey.|
St Swithun’s church
|Is that St Swithun, I wonder?|
Worksop market again
By the time I was back in Worksop the market was humming: