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Smithfield Meat Market, City of London 1989.

This ancient market still operates with standards current in the days of Henry the Eighth. There are no washing or toilet facilities for workers or customers. Open carcasses and joints of meat are carried on old wooden trolleys and laid on the bare floors. Workers are known by their trades, bummarees, pitchers, pullers back etc.

Meat has been traded at Smithfield Market for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest...
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