Lodge Lane Market – every Friday morning.
I had spoken to a lot of people in the past about Lodge Lane Market and had been told “Don’t go there as it is just a lot of tat.” So we never got there. Until a couple of months ago when we found ourselves nearby on a Friday morning, and decided to take a look for ourselves.
I have to admit, although there wasn’t a lot to interest us with most of the stalls, there were three which we found interesting enough to go back week after week after week.
First of all there is a tremendous fresh fish stall run by a lovely cheerful Jamaican. They have all sorts of fish; crabs, whole salmon, bream, sole and trout to name just a few. We buy all our fish from him now and the prices are far better than Tesco.
Then there is a butcher and he has a very large van, more like a lorry! And he has all sorts of cuts available, and his barbecue sausages are just great. Once again, his prices beat all the supermarkets and even his eggs are only £1 for ten. Tesco eat your heart out.
Last, but certainly not least, is the vegetable stall. There are quite a few servers behind the counter there as there is always a crowd wanting their produce. Excellent prices and Tesco must have noticed, from our loyalty card, that we are giving their vegetable counter a continual miss!