My friend recently moved to the cute cobbled streets of Belfast Road and I was more than happy to visit him on the day it was celebrating it’s annual street sale. With a 5am car boot sale already under my belt that morning, I popped along with some spare change, an empty laundry bag and the will to stay awake.
I’d not heard of Belfast road before and was pleasantly surprised to discover a sweet Columbia-Road-style street tucked away behind Stoke Newington rail station. Alongside a row of pretty terraced houses is Annexed Industry set in a 1920s nail factory which now houses studios full of artists, designers, photographers and makers. The stage was set then for a very interesting flea market…
I was tempted to buy this accordian and run away to Paris and make my living playing it on the banks of the River Seine. Shame I’m tone deaf.
Nearly bought these house plants, then remembered I can’t have house plants anymore because my cats eat them.
This was my favourite stall selling records and taxidermy, run by a boy obsessed with owls.
After buying a laundry bag full of thrift we followed our noses and discovered a homemade oven baking delicious bread for one and all to snack on. It was delicious!
My friend went on to buy some vegetables from a local who was selling produce from her allotment. For some reason unbeknownst to me she gifted us a free potato, upon which we immediately returned to my friend’s flat and baked it washed down with a bottle of red. What a great day!