St George’s Day farmers market in Guildford

Town Bridge

Town Bridge

truggs

truggs

rhubarb

rhubarb

Celtic Baker

Celtic Baker

Angel Gate

Angel Gate

Elderflower

Elderflower

Guildhall and clock

Guildhall and clock

asparagus

asparagus

I did not expect this market to be successful, and sadly it proved to be the case.

It was out of the normal sequence of markets, not on the usual day, and at the last farmers market, no information there was an additional market. The only reason I knew there was a market today, was because at the last market, a couple of stallholders told me.

There was a lot of people on the street, but that was because it was a pleasant sunny day, not for the market.

The stallholders had a bad day, lots of produce piled up on their stalls. If nothing else they ought to receive a pitch reduction for the day.

St George and the dragon

St George and the dragon

Silly flags.

When are the English going to learn, St George is not special or unique to England? Celebrated in Brazil, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus.

Contact with a friend in Cyprus, she was very surprised to learn St George celebrated in England. In Paralimni, big celebrations for St George’s Day.

Walking up the High Street, two micro-climates, hot in the sun one side, very cold the other side in the shade.

Late afternoon, it was much warmer.

A drink in The Royal Oak, hidden behind Holy Trinity. The chef had tried a new dish and asked me to try it. It was excellent. A good sign when pubs try to cook quality meals, not hotted up white van chiller food. Whether they will get the custom another matter. Irritating though the background music. When are pubs going to learn, a quiet pub, ability to relax or converse, is far better? It was a pub for live music, but no more, drives away the punters.

Out the back way, or is it the front, and an excellent cappuccino at Glutton & Glee.

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