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Petticoat Lane Market

Categories: Commerce

By 1608 this street was known as Peticote Lane for the second-hand clothes, etc. which were bought and sold here, right on the boundary with the City. In about 1830 the street name was changed to Middlesex Street but people still talk of Petticoat Lane Market.

Currently the market consists of two adjacent street markets: Wentworth Street Market (Sunday - Friday) and Middlesex Street Market (Sunday only). Which means if you want to go pavement plaque-hunting the only sensible day is Saturday.

See Spitalfields Life for some photos of the market in its heyday.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Petticoat Lane Market

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Bowler plaque - Purse and Coins

We failed to find this plaque in Dec-Jan 2017 so are grateful to Spitalfields...

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Osram

Osram

Lamps and light bulb manufacturers. Founded by the merger of the lighting businesses of Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG). The name is derived f...

Group, Commerce, Germany

1 memorial
Trustees of Borough Market

Trustees of Borough Market

Borough Market is a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. They ensure that the activities of the market meet the trust's clearly defined responsibilities.

Group, Commerce

2 memorials
Hilary Weston

Hilary Weston

Born and raised in Dublin as Hilary Mary Frayne. Married Galen Weston in 1966. They moved to Toronto in 1974, and HW became a Canadian citizen. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario  1997 - 2002.

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Canada, Ireland

1 memorial
F. A. Albin & Sons

F. A. Albin & Sons

Family-run firm of funeral directors. The family started as wardens of a local cemetery and opened their first funeral parlour in Snowsfield, Bermondsey. New shop premises were opened at 62 Jamaica...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
National Provident Institution

National Provident Institution

In 1835 two men, who had been successful with the Friends Provident Institution, selling life assurance only to Quakers, formed the less choosy National Provident Institution, opening for business ...

Group, Commerce

2 memorials