Several shots of the Caribbean market in Brixton‘s Granville Arcade; West Indian shoppers, mostly women pick over fruit and vegetables on the market stalls; sweet potatoes, some kind of pink member of the aubergine family, pumpkin, okra (Lady’s Finger) and bananas are seen. C/Us of signs advertise exotic (for 1961) fruit and vegetables. Women stand at a meat / butchers’ stall.
M/S of the top of an archway reading ‘Granville Arcade / London’s Largest Emporium’; M/S of the arcade entrance, pan left to show a railway bridge. More shopping and market shots; West Indian women look at nuts and pulses, clothes; two young black boys look at a toy stall; a small boy eats a mostly melted ice cream. A baby girl sits in a pram as her mother shops for shoes. Nice general shot looking down the arcade at the stalls and shoppers.
This is excellent footage!
Courtesy of The British Pathe Film Archive just click link to video Caribbean Market please be aware these article are copy righted and can not be downloaded or used without payment for use.
- NY1 Online: Caribbean Journalists Voice Importance Of West Indian Vote (statenisland.ny1.com)
- Toronto: Caribbean Filmmakers Launch SVOD Service (repeatingislands.com)
- West Indies turn to Saqlain Mushtaq to spoil Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone Test (sports.ndtv.com)
- Toronto’s CaribbeanTales Film Festival continues telling authentic tales of Caribbean culture (metronews.ca)