‘You can’t put a price on Freda Lightfoot’s stories from Manchester’s 1950s Champion Street Market. They bubble with enough life and colour to brighten up the dreariest day and they have characters you can easily take to your heart.’
The Northern Echo.
In 1950s Manchester, folk are just emerging from the shadow of the war. Money is still tight, and the bustling market is a source of tempting bargains – as well as the local gossip. All human life is here in Manchester’s Champion Street Market. Whether you want one of Patsy’s hats or a bag of Lizzie’s chocolate truffles, Molly Poulson’s pies or a rum and raisin gelato from the Bertalone’s ice cream parlour, you will get a good helping of gossip with your purchases. The stall-holders and customers of Manchester’s Champion Street market are a lively and varied bunch. Find out more about their lives and loves.