For centuries, the East End’s landscape, social, and economic history have been influenced by the growing, trading, or manufacturing of food. Before the 1800s, farmland and market gardens influenced the area greatly. But rapid industrialisation saw the pastoral abyss morph into factories and warehouses.
And now, the long-awaited exhibition that has been in production since 2019, uses new collections to explore the borough’s history of producing food.
The exhibition looks at the methods and sites where food production took place, as well as the people who were involved. A programme of free events is taking place to explore the exhibition’s themes in more detail.
This free exhibition is running until February 2023.