We've recently been looking into Old Spitalfields Market's history and have uncovered some intriguing facts.
Did you know that in 1940 the Spitalfields fruit and veg traders clubbed together to buy a single-seater Spitfire aircraft to aid the war effort? They called it Fruitation.
Also, in the early 1790s The Spitalfields Mathematical Society attempted an electrical experiment with a cable attached to the steeple of Christ Church. It was abandoned because of popular unrest.