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To be ridiculoulsy excited by a visit to Warrington Market following an age old thread

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kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 26-May-11 09:20:24

about the woman who advertises it?
Today, I am going to go. I've looked the address up on google and will be there around 1pm searching for a stall that sells the ties that DD needs for her new school.
Am I?

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 26-May-11 09:36:45

Clearly I am. Where is ProfYaffle who will, hopefully support my joy and excitement.

Threaders Thu 26-May-11 09:42:08

Warrington Market is unforunately a shell of it's former self. But there are still some great food stalls in there, and I know exactly which school uniform stall you are on about!

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 27-May-11 06:42:23

Well threaders, I wish you had warned me that Khushan or whatever his name is would be completely disinterested in helping.
What a let down the market turned out to be. Lots and lots of meat stalls and a couple of sweets stalls, but the most bizarre hen night shop.
I doubt it will be my shopping experience of choice when I move.

ProfYaffle Fri 27-May-11 06:47:41

Lolol! I have a huge soft spot for Warrington Market but that's largely down to the cafe in the corner (No thoroughfare!) and milk shakes with my Dad on a Saturday. (when I was little, not last week)

Are the ads still on? I don't get them down here in Norfolk.

Don't knock it too much though, it's surprising how often I'm looking for something (this week body glitter spray for dd1's dance competition) and think 'they'd have that on the Market'.

When are you moving Kreecher?

ProfYaffle Fri 27-May-11 06:48:15

My Dad still swears by the meat stalls btw, it's the only place he can get tomato sausages.

WeirdAcronymNotKnown Fri 27-May-11 07:09:47

What old thread?

ProfYaffle Fri 27-May-11 07:18:10

There was one about the cheesy 'local TV' style ads for Warrington market. I'm rubbish at searching the archives though.

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 27-May-11 07:30:29

That's the one Prof.
Me and DD are moving in August. It's all set up. I can virtually guarantee you'd have got the body spray there.
I listened in to a conversation/rant by a delightful tatooed neck boy. He was giving the stall holder a hard time about something falling to pieces after one wash. The stall holder told him to bring it back, tatboy said that he had thrown it away and couldn't or refused to understand why stall holder wouldn't give him a refund on what was possibly an imaginary purchase.

SequinsAndSparkles Fri 27-May-11 08:52:47

Ah that was my favourite place to shop when I was aged 14-16, that's where they sold all the 'cool' chavvy clothes, all the girls in my year shopped there. The bright pink combat pants and vest tops with foil print were favoured by most hmm And they sold the ridiculously short school skirts that we all wore, which somehow the school allowed. They also had the best shoe stall, I had some lovely pink ones with multicoloured flowers on blush and some white ones with pink graffiti writing on..and you know what? They were the ENVY of all of my friends! grin

Ah, memories.

I haven't been for ages! I go to Warrington reguarly but it's been ages since I've been to the market.

ProfYaffle Fri 27-May-11 10:38:12

Which part of Warrington did you decide on in the end?

Sequins - I remember my Mum dragging me round the market in the 70's while she bought boob tubes and the like. Then in the 80's/90's I spent a good while doing the Saturday afternoon sprint round the market looking for something to wear in town on a Saturday night.

BarryShitpeas Fri 27-May-11 10:49:09

Oh Warrington market!

I remember how massive it seems when you're little.

My mum wouldn't shop there because it was common, so we went with my nan.

It completely was the Saturday afternoon place to by fuschia handbags and the like, to match your dress, how desperately I wanted to be grown up like my aunties and going out on a Saturday night.

When I did grow up I couldn't get out of the place fast enough grin

kreecherlivesupstairs Fri 27-May-11 13:10:46

Prof, we decided on Padgate, me and the girl are moving in August and she starts school in September grin

ProfYaffle Fri 27-May-11 13:13:46

Oh cool, you'll have to say hello to my Mum and Dad smile Is she going to Lysander? I went there when it was Padgate High.

freshprincess Fri 27-May-11 14:08:41

<preens> I used to work there. It was one of the best jobs I've ever had. Me and my mate used to hang around the meat market flirting with all the lads who worked there in our lucn break, ahhh happy days!

I suppose now they've got that shiny new shopping centre no-one goes over that way anymore. sad

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 28-May-11 08:20:51

It did look pretty quiet freshprincess, mainly old ladies drinking tea in a cafe.
Prof, no she's starting junior school. I don't want to out myself too much, so I'll send you a PM.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 28-May-11 08:29:16

I used to work at BT in Warrington. The market was brilliant.

BrokenBananaTantrum Sat 28-May-11 08:33:24

Bury market is the one you want

kreecherlivesupstairs Sun 29-May-11 09:20:39

Ah Broken, I knew there was a good market somewhere in the North West. I foolishly also visited Wigan. That was scary.

BrokenBananaTantrum Sun 29-May-11 09:45:09

Ah yes Wigan is scary!

Skipton market is great too.

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