In the beginning
The Brixton Market Traders Federation has been around since the 1960s. But back then it was a casual organisation that represented Brixton’s street traders. Until the 1990s, when it became official.
The Federation today
Stuart Horwood is the CEO, and John Gordon is the Operations Director. They’ve been running the show since 2005, and they know what they’re talking about – they both started out as Brixton street traders back in the 1980s.
But, after seeing the number of Brixton traders drop over the years, they knew they had to do something about it. So they set out to bring back the buzz of Brixton Station Road Market.
The makings of the market
In November 2011, the Federation tried out the ‘Make it, grow it, sell it’ market. It gave small, local producers, makers and entrepreneurs the chance to show off their goods and earn a couple of quid selling them.
The market was a great success. It led to the Federation becoming a registered Community Interest Company and getting a contract to run Brixton Station Road Market.
Brixton Markets Heritage Walk
If you want to find out more about Brixton markets, why not join the Brixton Markets Heritage Walk run by the Brixton Society? It takes place on the second Saturday of every month at 2.30pm – there’s a Brixton Society stall at our Makers’ Market where you can get more information and book.