Clothing

The market has always sold clothes and accessories, from second hand shoes to headscarves. As fashions change in the local community, so does Watney.

 Sarah Jackson, 2017

Sarah Jackson, 2017

When I was a girl, we used to have to wear in the winter something what was called a Liberty Bodice, made of like a flannelette sort of material, and they were quite warm. Mum used to buy them and I used to buy them for my daughter.
— Joyce
Watney Market, I think we last went a few years ago, and mum was looking at jewellery for us to wear at Eid, and I think I said no because I didn’t want jewellery for Eid. I remember her buying fish, and she bought scarves. Its somewhere that I would go only with her, it’s not somewhere I would travel to on my own.
— Nishat
 Sarah Jackson 2017

Sarah Jackson 2017

Stolen goods was very much part of the lifeblood of the area in a way: ‘Oh you want a Burberry coat? Oh well there‘s the factory, someone works in the factory.’
— Penny
Platform heels, I got married in a pair of ‘em
— Joyce