Miss Gloria was one of our longest-running traders and Queen of the Market, adored by fellow traders and customers alike. She’d led a hugely interesting life and always had a great story to tell, and over the years was a key feature of many written pieces about the Market, and a favourite subject for photographers. This portrait was taken by local photographer @alexlambertphoto, and featured in both the 2020 Portrait of Britain Book & TimeOut.
Gloria sadly passed away in 2022 and is much missed amongst her Market family. As a lasting tribute to Gloria, her iconic shop sign hangs above the Totterdown Street entrance of the Market.