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Exhibition: Billingsgate Market at the Heritage Gallery

Location

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London,
EC2V 5AE

Dates

This exhibition runs from Sat, 27th Jan 2024 to Thu, 16th May 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Mon,
4th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Tue,
5th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Wed,
6th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Thu,
7th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Fri,
8th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Sat,
9th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)
Sun,
10th Mar 2024  
(10:30am - 4pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

Billingsgate Market is the oldest of the markets owned by the City of London Corporation.

A Survey of London by John Stow, 1603, described Billingsgate as follows: ‘… which … is at this present a large Watergate, Port or Harbrough for shippes and boats, commonly arriuing there with fish, both fresh and salt, shell fishes, salt, Orenges, Onions, and other fruits and rootes, wheate, Rie, and garine of diuers sorts …’.

The items on display in the Heritage Gallery will include:

Liber Horn, a compilation of charters, statutes and customs made by Andrew Horn (Chamberlain of the City 1320-1328) in 1311, illustrated by small images of fish showing their importance to Londoners.

A late seventeenth century petition by the fishermen protesting at being '... hindered and oppressed by great vessels loaded with salt and oranges...' and requesting clearance of the dock so they can have access.

The flourishing market is shown by nineteenth century volumes recording the collection of tolls and detailing the licensing of porters and by a print of the market building designed by Sir Horace Jones.

Twentieth century photographs of a busy market and of porters plying their trade.

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Sat, 27th Jan 2024 to Thu, 16th May 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

March 2024

April 2024

May 2024

Location

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London,
EC2V 5AE

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