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February 24, 2013
by the gentle author

Watney Street Market in Shadwell, was once a thriving street market. In the 1920’s there were more than a hundred stalls and many shops.

But by the 1970’s, there was little left, a few of the old stallholders clung on, as the streets were demolished, their customers slowly moving away.

In 1977 the last of the old market was finally demolished, and the few remaining businesses moved to a new shopping precinct off the Commercial Road.

from the book ‘No Remuneration to Placekeepers, social landscapes of Britain in the 1970s’ by Tony Bock (2012)

Tony Bock
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Toronto, Ontario
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  1. rachelle leary permalink
    April 13, 2013

    thanks it was really nice to see those pics a time gone by it was never the same round there after the market went,,,,,

  2. shuhal permalink
    December 28, 2013

    Hi people like you keep our memories alive thanks for uploading these images
    Wondering if you have any image of cable street libary

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