A fruit and vegetable wholesaler displays a list of his goods on a blackboard at Covent Garden Market, London during 1940.

A fruit and vegetable wholesaler displays a list of his goods on a blackboard at Covent Garden Market, London during 1940.

Old Covent Garden Market, circa 1960s-1970s. Photo by Clive Boursnell.   Became one of the trendiest places to visit once the fruit an veg market went to nine elms. Who wud av Adam and Eve'd it??

Old Covent Garden Market, circa 1960s-1970s. Photo by Clive Boursnell. Became one of the trendiest places to visit once the fruit an veg market went to nine elms. Who wud av Adam and Eve'd it??

Spitafields Market, London Fruit Exchange, Brushfield Street entrance, c 1930

Spitafields Market, London Fruit Exchange, Brushfield Street entrance, c 1930

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Clive Boursnell's photos of Old Covent Garden capture everyday moments in the vanished fruit, vegetable and flower markets.

Fruit Market, October 1929 Wrapped oranges being packed into cartons at the London Fruit Exchange, Spitalfields. During World War I, food imports were inevitably reduced and home produce then attracted government subsidies throughout the 1920s and 1930s in an effort to balance the trade deficit. Oranges remained popular, however, and were traditionally stuffed into the toes of children’s stockings at Christmas.

Fruit Market, October 1929 Wrapped oranges being packed into cartons at the London Fruit Exchange, Spitalfields. During World War I, food imports were inevitably reduced and home produce then attracted government subsidies throughout the 1920s and 1930s in an effort to balance the trade deficit. Oranges remained popular, however, and were traditionally stuffed into the toes of children’s stockings at Christmas.

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