6 thoughts on “Film about Covent Garden fruit and veggie market 1957


    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    My Granddad also had a flower stall at the market and I remember travelling there with my dad in fruit an veg lorry to collect fruit for a stall at Edmonton Green and used to visit my Granddad while I was there.  good memories


    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    Back in the days when thousands of tons of (FRESH) produce came direct from the land mostly on flat or drop sided lorries with canvas sheeted loads 'not stored in chilled warehouses and sent in fridge backed lorries with blown chilled air over it.  back then it was picked that day sold in the early hrs nxt morning..thats how fresh. also back then stuff like celery still had soil on the root when open sided boxed and most produce was not wrapped in plastic so it could get air to it and you could smell it. 'any one who remembers the old garden knows the smell of fresh real fresh produce not like the crap we're served up today. back then when a sample bag of potatoes was shot out on a hessian sack the salesman on the stand knew what was a good seller and a bit of soil around it kept it fresh.  

    Walter Maisey

    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    This brought back fond memories for me , I started work there in the Flower Market in the early fifties started with Whittle and Coleman and then Newton's in the covered way, I remember Albert's was in a little room above a shop in Drury Lane, and their crusty rolls filled with fresh cut ham straight off the leg and tea or hot Bovril,  

    Dawn Duguid

    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    This was so interesting watching this, then suddenly I noticed my late father and grandfather.  Just blew me away.  I use to go to work with my dad as a child and sit on the flower stand and get tea and a cheese roll from the shop about mid morning.  Brought back many happy memories  🙂


    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    This is a beautiful documentary!  I had no idea Anderson had done this.  

    Alex Filion

    (April 2, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

    This is called Every Day Except Christmas, by Lyndsay Anderson!

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