Delivery lorries at Smithfield Market, City of London

Delivery lorries at Smithfield Market, City of London
Photograph taken 1915 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL 22966-4

Smithfield has been the site of a market since the Middle Ages, originally selling horses, cattle and pigs. In 1851-66 Horace Jones constructed a new market which opened in 1868 as the London Central Meat Market. Here, delivery drivers and vans for Danish Bacon pose for the camera.