Trip to Preston’s Saturday Market today was prompted by adverts promising a “Vintage /Retro Extravaganza”. Whilst the word “extravaganza” might have been nudging the boundaries of Advertising Standards, there was a fair bit to see and a great deal of good humour.
Today’s blog pics were taken in the open market downstairs before the extravaganza was discovered (it was well hidden upstairs). This guitar man was singing a verse of “Corinna Corinna” in the style of Bob Dylan and was happy to play an encore for this vintage/retro photographer.
Another photographer (there were a few of us around today) was trying to play a record on an old wind up gramophone. Apparently he had put the arm down back-to-front also with the needle at the last groove instead of the first. A passer-by explained all this and showed him how it worked. And quite a revelation that seemed to be.
As it was the 1st March, Marie Curie Charity collectors were on the streets. This collector was threatening/promising to give everyone a hug later if they came back in a couple of hours when he would be dressed as a daffodil. Now that’s not an offer you get every day. I hope a lot of people took him up on it and also chucked a loads of money in his bucket.