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OU on the BBC: The Market: Inside Spitalfields - ARCHIVE

Updated Thursday, 28th August 2014

Concluding our stories of life in London's great markets, we visit the engine of the city's greengrocery trade.

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Working at Spitalfields Market Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Indus Films At New Spitalfields The third and final programme in this observational documentary series exploring the day-to-day work of three London markets undergoing great change visits Spitalfields.

The fruit and veg trade in England was once a closed world dominated by traditional British costermonger families. But then London changed.

Successive waves of immigration have brought new people to New Spitalfields market in east London, people for whom food has a deeper meaning.

Spitalfields was once at the heart of the City of London, but in the early 1990s moved to its current location, New Spitalfields, in Waltham Forest. The new location offered a range of modern facilities - but have conditions also kept pace with modern life?

The Fruit & Veg Market: Inside New Spitalfields is first shown on BBC Two & The BBC HD channel at 9.30pm on Thursday, 7th June 2012. For further broadcast details, please visit bbc.co.uk.

 

 

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