Today I finally made a visit to the reviving Chatsworth Market where I found out what halloumi is, bought a lovely bit of fruitcake and scoffed a tasty portion of sate wrapped in roti from Chock's Wok. I also met Diane Cunningham of the traders and residents association who expressed confidence about the market's future. The number of stallholders has risen to thirty from a pre-Christmas sixteen. Almost all of them are local people, trying their hand at market trading for the first time.
The market's Facebook page tells us that it is scheduled to continue running fortnightly through June and July and that the long-term goal is to go weekly. With the Sunday Morning Market at Rushmore school and Hackney Homemade behind the Book Box also doing business just a spit away, there seems every chance that Chatsworth Road could develop into a thriving Sunday market centre.