Friday 15 April 2011

A to Z of Leicester: M is for...

The Market

When I was young, Mum and Dad sold jewellery on Leicester Market. I’d sit beneath their stall and watch the skip boys hauling laden containers, the lightbulb man fixing bulbs into swinging flexes and stilettos click clacking on the cobbles.

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 Leicester Market is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe.

This cartoon of the lightbulb man was drawn by Mick Wright 
for my Jewish Voices book. He produces excellent cartoons and 
caricatures and you can contact him at Mick Wright.

You can watch a video of the market here.