Customers are there you at the Saint-Hippolyte flea market in the summer of 1980.
An endangered phenomenon, does the flea market belong to another era? Our archives allow us to revisit this place of commerce which also invites us to meet.
In the Téléjournal of July 28, 1982, the journalist Gérard Decelles presents to us the great flea market in Bromont, in the Eastern Townships.
Like thousands of visitors, he tried to unearth the rare pearl, the fetish object that transforms a a simple visit to the flea market into a treasure hunt, announces host Jean Ducharme.
Report by Gérard Decelles on the popularity of the Bromont flea market. The news bulletin is presented by Jean Ducharme.
The Bromont flea market is more than just a provincial bazaar, says journalist Gérard Decelles in his report.
Every Sunday, on the grounds of the ciné-parc, the place is teeming with curious people who have come to look for a good deal or simply to spend time with the family.
Gérard Decelles meets a tradesman who introduces himself on the site from 5:30 a.m. to choose the best place to install its wind turbines.
It cost $15 for a flea market space at the Bromont flea market in 1982 .
“We find everything, everything and everything, but everything! »
— Journalist Gérard Decelles
The kiosks that the journalist visits sell trinkets, crockery, tools, electronic devices and cans of chicken soup .
It's a contemporary social phenomenon that responds to a contemporary social need, says the journalist.
The flea market , it is also a place of exchange and familiarity, believes a flea market.
We chat with everyone, she explains. The sellers help each other and everything is done with a smile.
It's the time to meet, the time when we communicate, when ;we come alive or we get restless, concludes journalist Gérard Decelles in his report.
Excerpt from a report by Louise Arcand on the transformation of flea markets that migrate to town.
Flea markets chips are quietly changing vocation, maintains the journalist Louise Arcand on the program Le sens des affaires of October 29, 1986.
Formerly associated with a Sunday activity in the countryside, flea markets are increasingly migrating to the metropolis.
Flea markets have thus appeared on Saint-Denis and Notre-Dame streets and in the Old Port of Montreal and you can now find new items in addition to used ones.
The sloppy style of the flea market remains, assures promoter Pierre Lauzon. We continue to frequent these places for the atmosphere.
Each kiosk has its own particular attraction and the traders are as heterogeneous as the goods they sell, observes the journalist.
There are as many young people as retirees, insiders as beginners, she says. It remains to be seen if we can make as good finds there as before.
Extract d a report by René Ferron on the Lesage flea market.
Flea markets are for selling rags, defends a junk dealer on the show Au jour le jour of September 27, 1984.< /p>
Journalist René Ferron talks to him during a visit to the Lesage flea market, which has existed for a dozen years in Prévost.
Near his kiosk, a merchant sells new radio cassette players in their boxes and another sells t-shirts bearing the image of pop stars.
Offers him hardware and doorknobs, including one he brought back from a trip to New Brunswick.
Widespread in Europe for several decades, the phenomenon of flea markets is quite recent here, explains journalist René Ferron. Is he now in danger of losing his essence?
Raymond Charette presents a report on the announced disappearance of the Paris flea market under a narration by Jacques Fauteux.
< p class="e-p">On the show Caméra 59 of April 19, 1959, Jacques Fauteux shares with us the old tricks of the flea market dealers in Paris.
The place is prized for its cachet as for its legends, explains the narrator of the report.
“They say fabulous finds have made some people rich! »
— The narrator Jacques Fauteux
To maintain the dream and the illusions, the merchants take care to intersperse on their counter authentic art objects with trinkets.
Others play the sensitive card and hide under appearances of misery in order to attract pity and not have to bargain too much.
Ten million dollars a year were brewing at the time in this flea market where you could find everything, “the strangest as well as the most bizarre”.
Many tourists will get caught up in this game of supply and demand.
Vestiges of a bygone era, the flea market in Paris is destined to disappear, nevertheless announces host Raymond Charette.
There was a time when this 125-acre land had no real estate value, exposes Raymond Charette .
The City of Lights continues to expand, however, and modern buildings are now springing up in the northern suburbs alongside the junk shops.
Betting on charm or on progress? This is the question we are already asking ourselves in the old Paris of 1959
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