View of Chrisp Street market
View of Chrisp Street market
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View of Chrisp Street market
Market barrows line the road in this aerial view of Chrisp Street at the crossroads with Grundy Street in Poplar. Many of the market stalls are empty although trading with shoppers appears to be continuing at the far end of the street. In the foreground, a market trader works on his stall, with a hand-cart laden with boxes nearby. Opposite him is a vending barrow for Pearsons Ices. Awnings over the pavements indicate shops open for trade, including D. Jones in the foreground on the immediate left, whose sausages appear to have been a specialty. Street signs for Owen Bros. (groceries) and Harry Neave Ltd (house furnishers), located at number 33, are also visible. The buildings on the left-hand side of the street and the areas behind no longer exist. They were demolished to make way for the new Chrisp Street Market, the UK's first purpose-built shopping precinct designed to showcase British architecture for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
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