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Filename: AA054036.jpg

Size: 4370 x 4315 (10.4MB)

Date: 19th October 2017

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

Job Title: Photographer

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Petticoat Lane Market a054036

Petticoat Lane Market, Middlesex Street, Whitechapel, London. 1950s street scene taken from an upper floor window

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This evocative photograph captures the bustling atmosphere of Petticoat Lane Market in the heart of Whitechapel, East London, during the 1950s. Taken from an upper floor window, the image offers a unique perspective of the vibrant urban scene below. The market stalls, lined with colorful fabrics and textiles, stretch out as far as the eye can see, drawing in a diverse crowd of shoppers. The people in the photograph add to the market's energy, with some haggling over prices, others carrying their purchases, and yet others simply observing the scene. The marketgoers' attire reflects the post-war era, with women wearing full petticoats and men in smart suits. The narrow streets and tall buildings that surround the market create a sense of enclosure, while the sunlight filtering through the windows and the blue sky peeking through the clouds add a touch of warmth and optimism. Petticoat Lane Market, also known as Middlesex Street Market, has a rich history dating back to the 17th century. It was originally a place where second-hand clothes were sold, hence the name 'petticoat lane.' Over the years, it grew to become a popular destination for Londoners seeking affordable textiles, clothing, and household items. The market continues to thrive today, attracting visitors from all over the world who are drawn to its unique character and vibrant energy. This photograph by John Gay, taken from the Historic England collection, offers a glimpse into the past and reminds us of the enduring appeal of London's markets as places of community, culture, and commerce.

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