GREAT HOMER STREET MARKET (1990) BY TOM WOOD
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.