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  •  TRASH OR TREASURE –  A FABULOUS CATCH UP WITH OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD 

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(View from ALbert Square to Wilkinson street-   HAPPY NEIGHBOURS `)

Well At least it Didn’t rain!

Summary  

We  had a lovely Trash or Treasure with about 20 homes putting out stuff and hundreds  of people coming through to buy it.

Ski suits going  on the North side of Albert Square; wonderful crocheted blankets on the  Eastern; cocktail dresses to take you to you the Ritz on a rather  snazzy  dapper and sophisticated Wilkinson street  who did fabulous things – but only on one side of the street !   AND vintage paste + vintage golf clubs + all things charitable on ALdebert Terrace.

Albert Square featured  too  West side had  ONLY  2 good shows from residents  with wonderful plates and glass. On the Eastern side   – regrets remain  for all those who cast their eyes on that  that unbought iconic parmesan grater.

Quality kids clothes going for 50 pence an item. Old and loved toys for 10 pence. Skates for £2 worn only 10 weeks before outgrown but costing new £140 –  This is trash or Treasure.

St Stephen’s rarely participates strongly as a street and this year was a total ZERO.( Answers please on a post card from St Stephen’s occupants). Actually that is wrong. One lovely house left out diddy seed pots that we hope to recycle for the Jubilee Celebration with  sunflower seeds – perfect size for a  jubilee sunflower race).

 Buying Perception:

We  hope that most people who came through the sale enjoyed it and felt that they left with a bargain.

The reason for starting this event was to contribute to  education re  concept of recycling and avoiding land fill. We used to do a lot better on getting stalls in to talk about environmental input. We will try harder next time.

Critically  our   aspiration is that the neighbourhood   can catch up and chat and have a laugh. Importantly to make it safer because more people will know care and look after each other – and the kids will equally know and be known.   We are very privileged to have an environment that many country villages would  be thrilled with. Today was a lovely event – where those who made the effort to buy or sell  probably left with a better feeling about our community.

THANK YOU  to all the wonderful people who made all the difference to the success of the day !

ALL WHO MADE THE EFFORT TO SELL OR COME AND BUY   MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU  
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