Friday fish fry: From Billingsgate to WWII whalemeat

By sarah madden, blog editor on 5 Jun 2015
The Super Fried Fish Bar, Soho, at night 1964, taken by Henry Grant

The Super Fried Fish Bar, Soho, at night 1964, taken by Henry Grant

Fridays have traditionally been synonymous with fish, thanks in most part to the Christian tradition of abstaining from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays, but it seems this Friday in particular has been dubbed (on Twitter at least) ‘National Fish and Chip Day’. Well, Londoners love a chippy and as a river city it’s no surprise that there are literally hundreds of fishy objects in the Museum of London’s collection. In a nod to today’s new Fish and Chip Day holiday, here are some of our favourites…

1. Bob Collins‘ photographs of Billingsgate Fish Market in 1958 Read the full postRead the full post

From bunnies to hot-cross buns: Top five Easter inspired objects

By sarah madden, blog editor on 19 Apr 2014

River egg

For many Londoners, this weekend is all about a sunny pub garden, parks and chocolate binges. However, not forgetting the reason behind the Bank Holiday, I’ve searched through the online collections to bring you a bitesize list of our top five Easter objects. Read the full postRead the full post

A few of my favourite photographs…

By other museum staff on 22 Aug 2012

This week Project Assistant Anna Elson posts her final blog on digitising the Museum’s collection of Henry Grant photographs. Well that’s it – almost 1,000 photographs have been uploaded to the Collections Online and I have come to the end of my work on the Henry Grant collection. Henry Grant was a freelance photographer working exclusively in black and white. Employed by a news agency on Fleet Street he photographed political events for the newspapers but also recorded scenes which he happened upon on his way to assignments. These are an eclectic mix of pictures including the sights of London, […]