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Phil Maxwell Returns To Sclater St Market

January 8, 2017
by the gentle author

Markets are commonly assumed to be ephemeral, transitory phenomena compared to the buildings which surround them, yet very often the opposite is true. The Sclater St Market has persisted tenaciously through at least two centuries of architectural change. In spite of new blocks of flats in the generic modern London style looming overhead, Contributing Photographer Phil Maxwell found it as lively as ever with some of the same characters present from the eighties when he first began photographing markets in Spitalfields. ‘This market community is the last bastion of East Enders in the face of redevelopment,’ he informed me with pride and delight.

Photographs copyright © Phil Maxwell

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Ros permalink
    January 8, 2017

    How cheering! Thanks for recording it Phil Maxwell. But aren’t those new buildings BORING?

  2. January 8, 2017

    Great photos. Especially love the one of the woman in scarf and goggles.

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