It’s been far too long since our last post and an update of the latest goings on is well overdue. After all, it’s not like there’s been nothing to report, with a steady stream of seasonal delights having been and gone already (goodbye wild garlic! We hardly knew ye). However, in one respect, the timing of this blog couldn’t be better, as we have quite the big piece of news to share.
Though we are typically more concerned about celery rather than legacy, it seems there’s no reason not to bring the two together, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now. This summer Historic England is focusing on the many and varied lives of those living in London, and the places, buildings and locations that have shaped their stories. The ‘I am London’ photography exhibition aims to share these tales, demonstrating that all over our city there are slices of history which are often enthralling, sometimes difficult, but never dull – very much like its citizens!
While this already sounds like a capital idea – although given that many of us have lived here for years we might be biased – we also have something of a vested interest. For it just so happens that our own Mr & Mrs Turnips, Fred and Caroline Foster, have been chosen for their own tale of two traders making their way at London Bridge’s historic Brorough Market. And while the way might not always have been easy, it was definitely worthwhile, leading to one of the market’s longest running and – if we may toot our own horn – most unique and eclectic businesses.
Fortunately Borough makes for a particularly photogenic location, one that speaks volumes about the things that interests us the most: an honest and authentic market, paired with honest and authentic food and, of course, the people and traders that bring it all together
The exhibition’s opening is on the 14th of July at the acclaimed Central Saint Martins art college up at Kings Cross, where it will remain until September 4th. If you’d like to find out more, check out www.HistoricEngland.org.uk
Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there.