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Tamara Stoll’s Ridley Rd Market

March 20, 2019
by the gentle author

Photographer Tamara Stoll has been recording Ridley Rd Market – the people, places and stories – since 2011. In January, I published a series of  Tamara’s portraits of the traders and their customers, and today I publish her atmospheric still lifes of the empty market.

Photographs copyright © Tamara Stoll

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  1. Stephanie permalink
    March 20, 2019

    Ridley Road in the 50s was just wonderful from Monikadams the bakers next to the
    Stall where I worked as Saturday girl selling Lockknit
    Knickers and Wincette Nighties to the elderly ladies who came
    on the day before (Friday) to buy their Chickens from the Chicken lady
    Just walking the length of Ridley Road all those years ago
    was just delightful

  2. John Potter permalink
    March 20, 2019

    Very beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing. My friend Michelle Cannon made a film of walking through the market which I slowed down and wrote some slow music for about 5 years ago. It’s here: https://themusicofwhathappens.com/2014/01/05/through-the-market/
    Hope you enjoy it…

  3. Patricia Taylor permalink
    March 20, 2019

    I bought bed linen and chair-backs (remember them!) from a stall in Ridley Road ready for my wedding in 59. My mum worked in Taveners Sweet Factory at the end of the market and of course pie and mash in Cooke’s across the road – nice to be reminded of those days.

  4. March 20, 2019

    They once had a great beigel bakery at the Dalston end of Ridley. They all seemed to have closed down now and you can no longer geta decent beigel. Our local bakery, Shalom of Gants Hill was being forced to shut down. It was the last one out of three in the area. Life is not worth living without a freshly baked beigel just out of the oven. I am not talking about the soggy pre packed bagels of that you buy off the shelf at Tesco. I remember the chicken stall. I used to sell the Socialist Worker at the Dalston end with David Widgery and Sheila Rowbotham and others in the 70′s , every Saturday morning.

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