12 October, 2007

Some facts!

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.