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.

Location

Greater London City of London

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Themes

Tags

building market food meat transport delivery work horse cart motor car Edwardian (1902 - 1913)