BOROUGH MARKET

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BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Sat May 27, 2017 12:47 am

The Market would have played a part in many of our lives without us realising when we where young. Tower Bridge Road, The Blue and the Fruit & Veg shops would have all got the supply's from there. I can remember my uncle Stan,who had a stall in the Tower Bridge Road pushing his barrow all the way to there, load up with Fruit & Veg and walk all the way back, that's before he worked all day on the stall.
When I was driving I would deliver to the market, like most markets then, utter chaos, get there early or you could find that you are parked halfway to the Elephant. It was hard but I can still smile at the memories,the atmosphere the comments going back and forth and yes the swearing, all part of the market. The pictures of the market I have posted are mainly black & white, simply because that is how I remember it.
Then & now it is far from that, its vibrant with plenty of colour, the Cafes & Pubs I used way back are still there,good times?

The present market is located on Southwark Street and Borough High Street and In 2014, it celebrated its 1,000th birthday.
With its roots in Roman times, Borough Market can lay claim to being Britain’s oldest food Market, mentioned by name in 1276 documents and granted its first royal charter in 1406.The Market moved from its nearby original location (on a long-since vanished bridge built By King Canute) to the current site in 1756, where it thrives.
BOROUGH MARKET 1920s.jpg
A view inside the market buildings probably sometime in the 1920s. This is one of only a handful of pictures that exist from the early years of the 20th century
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BOROUGH MARKET

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Re: BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Sat May 27, 2017 12:55 am

BOROUGH MARKET 1900S.jpg
BOROUGH MARKET 1900s
BOROUGH MARKET ENTRANCE.jpg
BOROUGH MARKET ENTRANCE
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BOROUGH MARKET THE GLOBE PUB
The junction of Bedale Street and Green Dragon Court,

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Re: BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:03 am

Borough Market 1938 In 1933, it is estimated that 1,750,000 bushels of fruit and vegetables were sold here. In the mid-1930s, 188 pitching stands were let to 81 different wholesale companies, with a further 203 stands in the uncovered periphery manned by farmers from the Home Counties. Hundreds of porters were employed directly by the trustees to carry produce to and from the stalls, with trading taking place all through the night, and continuing long into the following day.
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BOROUGH MARKET 1938.

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Re: BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:50 am

Borough Market Junction 1928, it continued in continuous use for 48 years until its operation was taken over by the London Bridge Signalling scheme in 1976. In the 1940’s and 50’s, the box was double manned on early and late turns, single at night. One man worked the Up service, one the Down.
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Borough Market Signal Box
Borough Market Signal Box.jpg
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Southwark Cathedral to the left.

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Re: BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Borough Market,Horse-drawn trailers arriving at borough market in the early 1900s.jpg
Borough Market,Horse-drawn trailers arriving at borough market in the early 1900s.

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Re: BOROUGH MARKET

Postby kiwi » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:29 am

BOROUGH MARKET IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY..jpg
BOROUGH MARKET IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
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BOROUGH MARKET 2016


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