28 Photos Later: Day 20 in London

Welcome back to London on Day 20 of “28 Photos Later”.  Drive carefully!

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Today’s photo is “Still Rolling”.  This market stall was resting at the edge of Church Street market, Lisson Grove, NW8.

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What makes this market stall unique to London?  If you look carefully, and maybe turn your screen upside down, you can just about read a name carved into the wood –  Ellen Keeley Barrows, 33 Neal Street, Covent Garden.  The Keeley firm made and rented out barrows and hand trucks to traders operating in London’s markets.   I don’t think the firm still survives, but this old wooden market stall is still going strong.

Click here for an article about the history of Covent Garden, including a photo of Ellen Keeley’s shop on Neal Street.

Click here for one of my own posts about Indian street markets.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. It is rare to find these old ones still. In Xi’an I saw one at an old mansion and the other times in Europe usually only in old farm houses 🙂

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      I was lucky to catch this one.

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  2. Kim in Fiji says:

    Lovely to see a piece of equipment that you can visualize the worker fashioning in his forge.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Absolutely. And then you can imagine someone repairing it and maintaining it for years.

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