Friday Film ~ Christmas Market Day Dec 2022

My Sunday post on the Universe Blog coincided with Christmas day, and so my post was about the Christmas Markets in North and South Shields, all taken with my iPhone, not thinking I’d have my film shots back from development. The wonderful people at Analogue Wonderland exceeded my expectations though, and I got them back on Christmas Eve.

These then are the accompanying photographs, all taken on a Contax Aria loaded with Cinestil 800D.

Outside a pub next to the market in North Shields a group of people singing carols and playing what I assume are ukeleles, were doing a cracking job.

The North Shields Ukelele Consortium ~ Santa division.

The first appearance of roasted chestnuts is a mystery, though they were thought to signify chastity for Christians. Some believe they had already made an appearance during the 16th century as a street snack in Rome. 

🎶Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. 🎵 Or at least in a mini oven.

I saw this lady, and asked to take her photo

🎶Lady In Red🎶

and then I saw this man, and did the same

I have no words.

I have no idea what this stall had to do with Christmas

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Over to South Shields and their Christmas Market was even worse, this is the only shot I took.

Stress Monsters stall

but I took a couple of pictures on the way back to the car

Fowler Street

The Oysten Street Gas holder has been a feature of the South Shields’ skyline since 1886. Built by G & W Walker Ltd., the design includes 16 vertical cast iron columns. It did have two huge tanks that lifted telescopically as they filled with gas, to a total height of 90ft, but it was discontinued 10 years ago. Northern Gas Networks was expected to begin demolition and removal of the redundant gas holding station from October 22 to April 23, but no sign of it happening so far.

The Oysten Street Gas Holder.

And finally, we saw the sun set over the river Tyne.

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That’s all folks! 📷 🎞️ 😊

28 thoughts on “Friday Film ~ Christmas Market Day Dec 2022

  1. Well, I for one approve the fellow who recycled his wrapping paper to make a suit out of it. And he livens up the place nicely. The markets seem a bit grim. Do they sell anything you might want? It looks like there’s a lot of what I think you Brits call “tat.”

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  2. The lady and gent made my day! Here, there is a “tradition” of the Ugly Christmas Sweater – which says it all. I hope your holidays were wonderful – Happy 2023!

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