While we are closed this weekend due to a Covid19 lockdown, we love these memories shared this week on Intagram by Sally @i.collect.eclectic ❤️ and reproduced here, with permission.
“People always ask and talk about how long they’ve been dealers buying and selling and being addicted to the thrill of the vintage junk game well this is where I started my apprenticeship Camberwell Sunday Market aged around 8 ..
I’m now 52 so you do the math ..
Mum’s taken the photo and this is her good friend Isobel with me … these are the days you’d arrive the night before park the car and sleep in it ..
People would be up all night playing music drinking and even hold the odd fire in a drum ..
If you didn’t sleep over you could return in the morning to find your car had been lifted and moved to a not so desirable spot ..
These were the days of plenty
I’d buy my mum strings of amber and armadillo handbags to stash away for the perfect Christmas present ..
I’d trot around in a tiny 3/4 sleeve fur jacket ..they were the perfect full size for me ..
Another favourite were my black suede victorian shoes ..
Camberwell Market has changed a lot over the last 45 years or so but it’s still my favourite market of all time …”
Entry to the Market as a seller or patron is conditional on you complying with our COVIDSafe Plan, as approved by Council. However, Council has agreed to ease some of these restrictions as of Sunday 28 March 2021.
✅ Most importantly:
• Wearing a face mask is highly recommended and required when physical distancing is not possible
• Maintain 1.5 metres distance from others where possible
• Use hand sanitiser and maintain good hygiene
• Use our QR code on entry
🚫 Do not attend the market if you are unwell, have arrived in Victoria from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days or been in contact with anyone COVID19.
⚠️ FAQs: • Will the market be open next weekend? YES! The market will be open to the public 7am – 12:30pm every Sunday until December 2021.
• Are any stalls available to be re-let on the day? NO. Prior to COVID19, any stalls not used were re-let on Sundays before 6:30am. Re-let stalls are no longer available.
STALL BOOKING INFORMATION
You can book stalls using your iPhones, iPads, Android, Windows 10 devices as well as the via this website. Stall cost is $67 and is paid by credit card. When booking, the Terms and Conditions should be fully understood before proceeding, agreement to the terms and conditions is a part of the booking process. Also, payments are not refundable. Please check the date and stall location carefully before making payments. Stall are released up to 12 weeks in advance.
NO STALLS SOLD ON SUNDAY MORNING
Under our COVIDSafe Plan, no stalls will be re-let on Sunday mornings until further notice. Prior to the pandemic, a number of stalls / re-lets were sold on the morning.
Trestle Table: Length 1.8m: $10
Clothes Rack and 2 Sandbags: $15
Sandbags: $ 4 each
Hire can only be arranged on the morning of your booking. Photo ID is needed and a $20 security bond is charged per stall, all hire equipment has to be returned before 1pm to avoid forfeit of this bond, early return welcomed.
MARKET OPERATING HOURS The Market is up and running by 7am every Sunday (earlier in the summer months). Stallholders are required to stop trading at 12.30pm, and to be totally packed by 1.00pm.
PRODUCTS SOLD AT THE MARKET
Products sold are second hand or hand-crafted goods, specifically made by the stallholder.
Goods not permitted include food, drinks, new goods (for resale), factory seconds or samples especially clothing, animals or make-up products. The Market does not have pre-designated areas for different product categories; hence a stroll round the whole market is encouraged to see the broad range of products sold.
‘Nostalgia is often a word used by visitors when describing the Sunday Market. It something different for everyone visiting, but it is a powerful feeling, a happy feeling, and we are glad to bring people together find that little piece of ‘nostalgia’, often when they least expect it.
Often sovereigns of a Royal visit, wedding, birth and other event can be found. Like all discoveries at the market, there can be a hidden surprise, something a little extra, hidden in the treasurers you discover. As we reflect on the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh – a public figure that has been a constant in everyone’s life – it reminded us of one piece of ‘nostalgia’ that was hidden in a $1 book ‘The Coronation Album’ of H.M. Queen Elizabeth. Hidden in the middle pages was a near new 1954 Royal Visit Souvenir presented to school children by the Commonwealth Government. What a bonus for a $1 purchase! What a mind blowing itinerary for the young couple. Nostalgia. Priceless. Rest In Peace Prince Philip, you will be missed by millions.
Oh the things you will see! Here is a short taste of the sights ands sounds of Camberwell Sunday Market, returning this weekend.
Bring your face masks and friends tomorrow as the Sunday market reboots after a circuit breaker lockdown.
Turn up the sound for some market music by ‘The Violin Man’ busking in January and photos by market regular Michel Simson from Instagram @michaelsimson_ and we hope to see you tomorrow, Sunday 21 February 2021!