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10 December 2020
Hessel Street market in the East End, painted by Rose Henriques in the 1930s. 'It was re-developed in the 50s and the market was swept away, but here it’s thronging with people: market traders, someone carrying a sack on his back, children, babies in prams, stiff-tailed dogs sniffing each other, policemen chatting and someone with a tray selling ribbons maybe, who looks as though he’s walked straight out of a 19th century edition of Cries of London. This could just as easily be street life 1880 as 1930' (Town House Spitalfields here).
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