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 …”
Lets keep COVIDSafe and check-in each Sunday. With restrictions eased, entry to the Market as a seller or patron is conditional on you complying with our COVIDSafe Plan, as approved by Council, and available on our website. Council agreed to ease restrictions in March 2021:
✅ Current requirements include: • Wearing a face mask is optional • Maintain 1.5 metres distance from others where possible • Use hand sanitiser and maintain good hygiene • Use our QR code on entry if possible
🚫 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, subject to Covid health orders
• 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
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!
Wishing everyone a safe, prosperous and happy New Lunar Year! Bringing in the year of the Ox and the lunar new year is celebrated by Malaysian, Vietnamese, Chinese and may Asian cultures that make up the rich fabric of multicultural Victoria and the heritage of many of market visitors and sellers.
Please be aware we will be closed on #ValentinesDay this Sunday, 14 February 2021, due to the latest Stage 4 ‘circuit-breaker’ COVID19 restrictions announced yesterday (12 February 2021).
All stall holders have had their bookings cancelled for the 14th of February. Refunds are be processed automatically and credited to the account that paid the booking with the reference of ‘Rotary Club of Balwyn’. Banks can take between 3-5 days for the transaction to appear in account records.