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http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6159/6182638579_e6e5259690.jpg  When my contract finished as the information coordinator of a disability organisation, I wanted to do something different.


I have been in many disability groups where older and disabled people tell me that they do not use the internet - and in some instances where they find it difficult to locate equipment that they need.


A neighbour have a stall where he sells candles and incense so something snapped in my brain and I thought I'd like to try that.


Locate and sell independent living aids in a cheerful contemporary environment away from the medical model. A space where local people go for their everyday purchases - accessible and not exorbitant rents.


I love Coventry market ever since I arrived here 6 years ago. Love the quirky round shape of its architecture with its history. Here is the BBC video of the market musical-




  Its been a learning curve. The first is learning about fittings. Shall I go for slat boards or peg boards? Here is Nigel fixing in pegboards into the stall. 



I ve gone for the bold and ask for it to be painted yellow!


I 'll write more tomorrow.


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