This weekend will see one of London’s oldest street markets go back to the prime of its life. Lower Marsh Market, once lining the streets from Westminster Bridge Road to Southwark, was home to more than 300 market stalls and shops.
The past few decades has seen this number crash to fewer than 10, so it became clear that something had to be done. As of the end of 2012, a street improvement plan has come into place, with the express aim of breathing new life into this cultural hotspot of London.
And to celebrate all of the hard work that’s gone into the effort, MODern History SE1 will be launching a 1960’s themed street festival: ‘A Celebration of Music, Art, Fashion & Culture’. To help celebrate, we’re taking a look back in time at what Ryman looked like in the swinging sixties. Take a look at these images from the 1967 catalogue.
Head down to Lower Marsh this Saturday from 12pm to enjoy a blast from the past, with MODern History SE1.