Sunday, 4 July 2010
Shopping in Victorian times
Today Shepton Mallet Market Square went back in time to the Victorian days. It was organized by the BBC for a new TV series due to be aired in November. They will go through different eras, giving us an insight as to how British high streets have changed over the past 140 years. Being there today was fascinating. There will be more filming taking place over the next few weeks, the next era to be filmed is the Edwardian period. I look forward to seeing the new shop facades.
Shepton Mallet market square at 9am this morning
Setting up the stalls
Niki's stall looked beautiful as ever. As you can tell, it was a bit blowy!
I let him get away... ;-(( I shouldn't have thought about it. Sadly he was gone by the time I went back for him. I've done that before...I am not a dog person but I thought he was so adorable!
The Somerset Cupcake Company
This cake stall sold out in no time at all! Miss P had the one on the bottom right hand corner and said it was delicious!
I love the red shop facade. It will be a pity when it's taken down.
There were a lot of people with cameras around the square filming the stalls and interviewing people in the crowd.
Yes that is a huge cheddar cheese!
All these items were available to buy
I bought a cabbage and onion loaf of bread and some cheddar cheese.
I also bought a bar of handmade sweetpea soap and a cube of laundry's blue.
Example of a Victorian garden
Sweet peas from the market.
I hope that you've had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead.