Courtesy of a Union Picnic Day shutdown 4 day weekend for the G.O. we headed up to Taylors Arm to do early Christmas preparations in readiness for our 3 week holiday later in the month.
One of the [many] things I lament about our dual existence is missing out on the local markets but this weekend our luck was in and the dates corresponded. Held in the grounds of The Pub With No Beer, the Hub and Pub Markets came to life a few months ago to replace the defunct Medlow Public School P&C Growers Market held at Upper Taylors Arm.
That Taylors Arm is a colourful, eclectic small community is reflected in its markets. On the hot, hot, hot Sunday morning we walked down the road and took our place among a steady stream of locals who ventured out for a browse and a chat.
On offer were pre-loved and handmade clothes, crystals, candles, fresh produce, coffee, books, plants, puppies, breakfast, home baked goodies, pre-loved wares & bric-a-brac, signs, membership & information re the Lock The Gate – No Antimony mining at Taylors Arm campaign… I signed up as the first member of this sub-group inaugurated the previous day!
As well as the attractions of the market you could wander up onto the pub verandah out of the heat for a cool drink… and yes, the pub does have beer.
Later in the day there was a jumping castle for the kids and the usual Sunday afternoon band at the pub.