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Plaque: Smithfield Fish Market opened


This market was opened on November 7th 1888 by the Right Honourable Sir Polydore de Keyser, Knt., Lord Mayor,
James Perkins Esq. Chairman of the Markets Committee
John Edward Sly, Esq. Chairman of the Central Market Sub Committee.

Site: Smithfield Fish Market opened (1 memorial)

EC1, Smithfield Market

Initially we thought this building was devoid of fishy symbolism. But then we found a dolphin keystone on the gateway in Snow Hill, sculpted putti riding dolphins above the gateway under the roof on West Smithfield and some mer-people in a relief panel at the junction with Smithfield Street. Enough to cover a fish-monger's slab.

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Smithfield Fish Market opened

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Smithfield Fish Market opened

Thanks to (C) Peter Gregson for the picture.

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Smithfield Fish Market opened

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Sir Polydore de Keyser

Born Belgium. The family moved to London in 1842 and his father established D...

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James Perkins

Chairman of the Smithfield Markets Committee, 1888.

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John Edward Sly

Chairman of the Smithfield Central Market Sub Committee in 1888.

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