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Saturday, 26 May 2012
The Harvest Of The Sea
This is the last of a few new images I am releasing at the moment. This one was inspired by the tradition of the Harvest of the Sea festival linked with London's Billingsgate fish Market. Each year on the Second Sunday of October the nearby church is decorated with various pieces of nautical paraphernalia as well as a laid out design of fish and seafood provided by the Billingsgate market traders. Sadly this year the structure of the market was changed when the City of London abolished the fish porters of the market (who have been in existence since 1699) by withdrawing their licences to replace them with cheaper casual labour. Hopefully despite these changes, traditions such as these will stay alive.
This will be available as a screenprint to purchase very shortly.