Sunday 17 April 2016 4.33pm
Further to one of the earlier posts I am pleased to say that the plaque at the Young Vic
was moved into a new position on Greet St. a while ago i believe and is now easy to see.
I think it was originally covered accidentally by the doors of the Young Vic
workshop in it's original position - this was particularly during the Summer when the large doors were opened for ventilation etc.
I hope we will be able to see the Blackfriars Road
placque again soon as it is a valuable insight into local history.
Back in the days of The Cut
and the Lower Marsh
being working fresh produce markets I remember that the stallholders would make piles of rubbish throughout the day - discarded produce and fruit boxes etc which were then cleared up by a regular street cleaner at the end of the market day. I don't remember rubbish being left overnight etc. Maybe something similar could be tried in Blackfriars Road
( as an aside there were also several people whio used to pick up some of the discarded produce at the end of the trading day to use 'as it was good enough to eat' - an early forerunner of what big retailers are starting to do today with unsold or discarded food ).
I hope local people are and /or can be involved in Blackfriars Road
's food kiosks - and maybe it could be a location where the local authority and suitable charities could support local entrepeneurs in 'start up' businesses and help the businesses understand what they need to do to run food businesses with regard to all the current regulations to avoid any ill feeling or misunderstandings.