The Great Eastern Railway established the fruit and vegetable market in 1879. It was connected to the main line at Stratford and had extensive sidings, with trains running right into the market's great shed. The whole of East London and the suburbs were supplied by this market. The train traffic declined after the Second World War but the market continued into the 1990s supplied by lorries.
Fred Apps is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. He is based in Plaistow. These were drawn for a display in North Woolwich Old Station Museum. They are now in Newham Heritage & Archives collection.
Drawing by Local Artist Fred Apps.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection