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Stall Stories

The History of London's Markets

Street markets are a living, breathing part of London's history. They are part of the fabric of the city and each market reflects the character of its neighbourhood. For hundreds of years markets have provided livelihoods for people living in London and a source of affordable (and sometimes luxury) produce and items.

Young people from five schools have made documentaries about their local street markets. They have undertaken historical research at their local archives and, working alongside digital:works, learnt filming and interview techniques. They have visited their markets to interview traders and shoppers with an emphasis on exploring the history of the markets.

Funded by
Heritage Lottery Fund and Wandsworth Grant Fund

Visit the project website here and here

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