Greenwich Market has adapted over the centuries, but has its latest regeneration, realised in the wake of a high-profile failure, future-proofed it? Amy Dron finds out.
The electric rooster sounds its call as
morning London crawls from depths of slumber.
Blankets are removed, sleepy carcasses
reluctantly shooed towards day ahead.
Gears are ground as bodies are slowly wound,
creeping towards the pay to which they’re bound.
Minds keep pace, edging back to the rat race,
the struggle between survival and grace.
Ablutions are performed as another
day is scorned across the metropolis.
Fuel consumed, flavour of the day exhumed:
More of the same in this urban soul drain.
On to street, pounding the beat, already
sensing heat from the waiting industries.
Dreaming is shelved as reality delves,
mining the spirit from the guys and girls.
Cargo, funnelled in a tube, off to be
enacted where taxes are extracted;
another pack of meat destined for the
toiler’s rack goes rumbling along the track.
‘Built quickly, cheaply and with little forethought’
March 28, 2017
Recovering with Return of the Jedi
January 4, 2017
Regeneration sets out historic market’s stall for the future – Greenwich Market
October 14, 2016
Around the World in Eighty Minutes – A Trip to the Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Greenwich
August 19, 2016
Journey to Labour
August 11, 2016