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London in the 1920's-Caledonian Market (1) | by Warsaw1948
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London in the 1920's-Caledonian Market (1)

The market was north of King's Cross, between Caledonian Road and York Way. Originally called the Metropolitan Cattle Market and opened by Prince Albert in 1855, it was one of the largest cattle markets in the world. Covering 30 acres, much of the land was given over to sports activities in the latter part of the 20th century. This view was taken on a day when clothes were on sale - it was said that the market was a place where you buy anything, from a bullock to a wristwatch!

 

A detailed history is here... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Cattle_Market

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Taken circa 1925