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Antique Market-Goers

The weekly Antiques Market pulls an eclectic crowd who are as unique as the items they haul. From East End artists to curious tourists with a creative eye, this series captures snapshots of the market-goers we meet and conversations we have.

Emily
Emily
Robson
Robson


Name:

Emily Atchinson

Occupation:
Concept design associate for a fashion brand

Where do you live?
Los Angeles, California

What brings you to the market today?
I’m on a work research trip with the design team, we come to Spitalfields every year to hunt for vintage clothing.

Have you bought anything?
Not yet, we got here early this morning to catch the full selection of items before they are sold – so we’re just getting started!


Name:

Robson Cezar aka “The King of the Bottle Tops”

Occupation:
Artist

Where are you from?
I’m Brazilian but have lived in Whitechapel for nearly 15 years – I walk to the Antiques Market every Thursday to see my friends and look around.

What did you buy?
A green soup for lunch and an antique spoon.

Where can we see your art?
One of my murals is on front of The Golden Heart pub opposite the market. It’s made from bottle tops that I collected from pubs in the Spitalfields area.

Abel
Abel


Name:

Abel Sloane

Occupation:
Furniture dealer

Where are you from?
South East London

What brings you to the market today?
I had a meeting with a guy who’s visiting from Japan, I always try to have meetings here as it’s a great place.

How did you get here?
I got the train to London Bridge and then walked from there as it’s a nice day.

Did you buy anything?
A beaten copper spoon that I will use at home for measuring tea.

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