Millennium Memory Bank

Hackney, Greater London

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    Hackney, London: OS Grid Reference(534500,184500)

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    Linfoot, Matthew (male, interviewer)

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    Sherrif, Freddie (b.1951/06/22, male, street market trader)

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    Freddie talks about the origins of Ridley Road market and explains how it continues to flourish despite changes in shopping patterns. There is some background noise as the recording took place at Ridley Road Market. Harrods refers to London’s exclusive department store in Knightsbridge. Essex is the county immediately to the northeast of Hackney. Sir Oswald Mosley (1896-1980) was the leader of the British Union of Fascists. From 1935 onwards Mosley's overtly anti-semitic propaganda was targeted in working class areas and a number of marches and rallies were held especially in the East End of London.

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