This reader’s letter was submitted by a local Roman Road resident:
The iconic ‘Big Blue Gates’ on St Stephen’s Road are soon to be repainted in dark green.
Directors of Roman Square Management Company, who are responsible for the maintenance of the gates and atrium, have decided that the routine painting that is scheduled for this Spring is an opportunity to change the colour of the gates from the existing blue to dark green.
The gates and atrium are part of Roman Road Market Conservation area and provided the entrance to the daily Roman Square Market. Photos from Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives show a bustling and diverse market behind the blue gates.
Although the gates and atrium will remain, the historic blue colour will soon be a thing of the past.