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Greengrocers and sheep Greengrocers and sheep

Sculpture: Greengrocers and sheep

Erection date: 1988


{No inscription or information, that we could find.}

This sculpture commemorates the use of London Fields as a grazing area for livestock, a stop on the route for livestock and produce on its journey to the London markets in Cheapside, and Smithfield for the meat. Elsewhere the people are described as flower-sellers but we think this would not be historically correct and anyway, the contents of their baskets look more like fruit and veg. 

2018: the sculpture has been restored.

Site: Greengrocers and sheep (1 memorial)

E8, London Fields

See John Martin's Designs and London Gardens Online for the history of London Fields.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Greengrocers and sheep

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Greengrocers and sheep

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