Film: 179

Food + Drink | 1960 | Sound | Colour


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Food Markets of London 1960's

Covent Garden - Men carrying crates of fruit and vegetables from all parts of the world. Lorries with local Company names. Unloading of fruit and veg. Flower hall and seller. Nun buying flowers. Nearby Royal Opera House. Greengrocers buying produce. Porters carrying vegetables to waiting vehicles. Policeman checking vehicles.
Tower bridge and Thames. Billingsgate fish market - Porters carrying fish on their heads on leather hats, stalls with baskets of fish, checking for quality, live shell fish and crabs. Overhead view of market. Porter accepting payment. Cleaning of market when closed.
Smithfield Market - Overhead view of buildings. Men carry carcasses of meat, carcasses hanging in large cold store. Loading lorries. Market traders enjoying eating meat cooked on BBQ.

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