General Market, Smithfields Market
Another look at a Victorian market under threat
(Photos/words © urban75, 3rd February 2007)
Following on from last month's feature on the plight of the General Market at Smithfield Market, I returned to take some more photos.
With little prospect of these fine buildings being saved, it seemed important to document them before they disappear forever.
Close up of the intricate stonework
Things look a bit of a mess inside.
Overall view of the facade.
Intriguing little doorway, set back from the street.
Plaque celebrating the official opening of the market on November 7th, 1888 by the Right Hon Sir Polydore De Keyser, the very un-British sounding Lord Mayor of London at the time.
Incredibly detailed ironwork.
Closed 'Smithfields' public house.
Old pub sign.
Modern market view.
Closed shopfront of Edmund Martin Ltd, erstwhile Tripe Dressers, Meat and Offal Dressers, on the east side of the market.
Closed men's lavatory next door.
Smithfield market 2009
Smithfield Market feature
Sheep drive to Smithfield Market, London Biennale, 2006
Farmiloe and Farmiloe, Smithfield
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