Clothes, cakes and crafting were the order of the day for Bristol Roller Derby Flea Market, held at The Lanes on Sunday 26th June. Despite what appeared to be a mini heat wave, the crowds found the allure of fresh-baked cakes, pasties and the obligatory pint too much of a draw.
With mountains of clothes, books and handmade goodies on offer, the great Bristol public managed to bag a bargain or three. From jewellery and bric-a-brac to a fully-functioning tuba and sparkly dancing shoes, there was something for everyone.
Youngsters were kept amused by the Kiddies’ Craft and Baking area where they were able to decorate biscuits and sell them on the cake stall while the cut –price bowling attracted the more sporting attendees.
And let’s not forget the cakes. Having cemented our reputation as a number one cake-baking bunch of Roller girls, we certainly didn’t disappoint – scrummy cake-pops, pasties, Victoria sponge, and the now infamous Oreo cookie cupcakes were piled high, though not for long.Speaking in between bites of cake, BRD’s head of PR, Brookiller de’Vil said: “We’ve had a great day and most important of all, we have raised £410 for the League. I’ve got myself a dress and some killer heels, so I’m very happy! A big thank you to everyone who donated their items and time – it’s much appreciated!”BRD is planning on holding another Flea Market in July, so watch this space for further details of time and venues as well as how you can take part or donate.
Written by Twisterella AKA, Verity Gough