GREAT HOMER STREET MAR­KET (1990) BY TOM WOOD

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Liver­pudlians have been flock­ing to Great Homer Street Mar­ket – or “Greatie”, as it is known lo­cally – for 180 years. Be­tween 1978 and 1999, the Ir­ish pho­tog­ra­pher Tom Wood spent ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing among its stalls, tak­ing pic­tures of the many moth­ers and daugh­ters who would shop and so­cialise there.

“The same kind of peo­ple came ev­ery week,” Wood says. “Even peo­ple who had left the area re­turned reg­u­larly. There was a lot of hu­mour and ban­ter.”

On this par­tic­u­lar stall, the shoes were all priced the same; the trick, once you’d iden­ti­fied one you wanted, was to find its match­ing pair.

Wood’s pic­tures have been gath­ered to­gether in a new book, Women’s Mar­ket.

De­tails: stan­ley­barker.co.uk

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