We held our annual market stall in Salisbury yesterday and managed to sell over £200 of stuff. We had plenty to sell, including lots of CDs, good quality clothes and a lot of nice jewellery. We couldn’t help but notice however that spending was subdued despite the low prices. Perhaps the effects of austerity really are being felt.
Many thanks to all those who gave us things to sell and also to those who spent the morning on the stall. It was enjoyable. The promised rain held off although it threatened at various times.
We are planning on holding a market stall on Saturday 8 June in the market square in Salisbury starting early.
Members and supporters are invited to bring items for sale please. Wanted are clothes, plants, hardback books, china and pottery, DVDs and CDs. Old tools are popular too. Regrettably, we do not want electrical items, paperback novels (except Penguins), or VHS videos.
If you cannot come in person, please give one or other of us a call (a message on this site will do) and we can arrange collection.
List of forthcoming events being organised by the Salisbury Group
We have a fairly active programme of events and they are gathered here for convenience. If you live in the Salisbury or even South Wilts area you would be welcome to come to any one of them. If you are thinking of joining, then make yourself known to one of the group. You would be very welcome.
• Refugee Vigil – to be re-arranged. We did have a date but unfortunately it clashed with the fair in the Market Square so it has been postponed
• Citizenship Day – 26th October. Where go into schools in the area and discuss human rights issues with pupils. Despite several requests, the UTC has not responded
• Christmas Tree Festival – 3rd – 10th December. This is in St Thomas’s Church in the centre of Salisbury and we will be displaying a tree there. It will focus on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
• Human Rights Day Speaker – 10th December. We are delighted to welcome Daniel Trilling who is an author and journalist and who will be speaking at the Methodist Church at 7pm. This is a FREE event but we ask for a parting collection to help cover our costs
• Exhibition of Refugee Photographs – January 2019 – Some
details to be worked out but these are the photos we displayed in the Library (pictured) and we are pleased that the Methodist Church has agreed to host them during the month.
• Arts Centre Film – 8th March 2019. We host a film once and sometimes twice a year in the Arts Centre. Details nearer the time.
• Market Stall (pictured) – 8th June 2019. Fund raising stall we hold in the Market Square once a year
Carol singing. With the aid of the Farrant Singers, we travel around the Victoria Road, College Street areas singing carols. This will be in December and details to be announced.
We held our stall on Saturday and it was extremely successful. Since the move from the side of the Guildhall, we have found the new location to be less than satisfactory but Saturday was different. It started almost as soon as we arrived and we continued on until noon with a few stragglers still buying as we packed up.
Thanks to all members who volunteered for the morning.
Hugely successful morning and we were kept busy from before 8 until we closed. Many thanks to members who came and did a stint on the stall – Andrew; Fiona; Diana; Ria; Tony; Lesley and Peter. Helped by having a good range of stock including plants. Despite a refill of stuff mid morning – we did not have much left at the end of the day.
Photos from this morning will be posted within 24 hours.
Stock and volunteers needed!
On Saturday 23rd June we shall be having our annual stall in the market place and we would welcome items for sale. Popular are clothes, bric-a-brac, good quality books only, CDs and plants. No electrical items please. We shall be setting up at 7:45 so if you do have something, you can bring it along any time after that although earlier the better as people congregate early.
If you can spare an hour to volunteer that would be appreciated.
Group minutes for the March meeting are now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling them. We covered a lot of ground and there are a number of events including a talk by Jihyun Park this Thursday at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury at 7:30.
Monthly meeting took place last night Thursday 9th March at Victoria Road. It was a full agenda including North Korean talk at Five Rivers; NWR meeting; Films at the Arts Centre; Social media and Death Penalty reports and the market stall. Minutes will be posted soon.
Minutes of the February meeting are now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling them. It was a full agenda and we have a lot going on and planned at present. If you live in the Salisbury area and would like to help that would be appreciated. If you go to the end of the minutes you will see the list of events and activities. If you are interested in becoming involved, then come along to one of those and make yourself known. Follow this site or twitter or Facebook if you prefer those.
Attached are the minutes of the January meeting thanks to group member Lesley for preparing them. We discussed the death penalty, forthcoming events including the film Fire at Sea, talk by a North Korean, the stall and the music festival.