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Stories from the market - Season 01 wrap-up

Written by Charlotte Cowling
October 25, 2017

Watch all the films in Season 01 of our new series, Stories from the market, which capture the distinct spirit and essence of the New Covent Garden Market community.

And it's a wrap. Season 01 in our new film series, Stories from the market, has come to an end. We hope you've enjoyed watching all of the different stories unfold from the fantastic people of this market. 

These films are a glimpse into just some of the magic and activity that exists in this unique pocket of London. It's a market that's characterised by the warmth, humour, energy and dedication of the people who work here. It's a market that deserves to be celebrated.

We'll be sharing more films over the coming months, so stay tuned. And if you haven't yet seen all the films, watch them now in our wrap-up below.


Damian's story

Watch Damian Fowler talk about life as a wholesaler on the Fruit and Veg Market and learn how much working here means to him.


John's story

Watch John Hardcastle talk about what it takes to run one of the most successful wholesale flower businesses in London.


Repotting the Flower Market

Watch as the oldest, most iconic Flower Market transitions into its new home and hear from its traders, florists and customers.


Community & Camaraderie

Hear from the different people who work here how much community, camaraderie and friendships bond the entire market.


It's a family thing

See just how many generations of families are connected and still working together on the market.

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