I've been down in Kent this week where I visited Canterbury with my aunt who's also been known to frequent a charity shop once or twice. The plan of action was to look at the sights... (this city is steeped in history) and then hit the chazza's.
The Butter Market
This courtyard directly opposite the entrance to the Cathedral has served as a focal point for the town for 800 years.
The Cathedral entrance
There has been a place of worship on this site for 1400 years. During the Civil War of the 1640s, the Cathedral suffered damage at the hands of the Puritans; much of the medieval stained glass was smashed and horses were stabled in the nave. During WWII the cathedral escaped any serious damage thanks to brave fire watchers who dealt with the incendiary bombs dropped by the enemy.
We didn't go in the Cathedral as we have visited before and after wandering leisurely through the town found a lovely Lithuanian cafe for a spot of lunch. We were shown to an upstairs table where we could people-watch to our hearts content and were entertained by the staff in the restaurant opposite - seconds earlier the bloke on the right had been canoodling with a female kitchen hand!
In the 17th century the Huguenots introduced silk weaving into the town and their houses on the River Stour are a much photographed attraction.
I wonder if 'Chas' Dickens.... a Kentish man, penned any of his famous works here?
Once the light started to go we needed no encouragement to head for the chazza's.
Being an affluent Cathedral city I expected to find some posh schmutter and I wasn't disappointed. I spied labels by D&G, Aquascutum, Windsmoor and Jaeger to name but a few and I managed to bag myself a Hobbs cardi.
Although wool, it's gossamer fine so this will be stored away until next summer. I also found a cheap xmas cake tin (50p) and a Glenn Miller CD.
Now back home I'm working on my latest upcycle, showing here soon. Don't miss it!