Composite photograph showing a contemporary and historical view of Covent Garden c.1930 + 2014

George Davison Reid

Composite photograph showing a contemporary and historical view of Covent Garden c.1930 + 2014
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

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Composite photograph showing a contemporary and historical view of a Street scene at Covent Garden with underground station and horse and cart in the background.
George Davison Reid photographed activity in the marketplace from opposite Covent Garden Underground station on Long Acre. A police constable was often needed to control the congestion of the horses and carts and increasing numbers of motorised vehicles. The long established market place was under pressure to move. The congested facilities were described at the time as 'altogether inadequate to the necessities of the trade'. However, the fruit and vegetable market did not relocate until 1973.

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