We are delighted to welcome Julie Carver-Pierce, Office & Building Facilities Manager at Borough Market, who will talk about the history of Borough Market.
As an introduction to the evening, Julie has kindly shared her personal story of the market with us:
I have been with the Market for 7 years now. I had been a visitor to the Market on and off since the mid 90s and never imagined that this hidden gem deep within the arches of London Bridge was steeped in such history and dating back to possibly even Roman times.
My fascination with the history of the Market started back in 2010 when I came across a crumpled green paperback book that transpired to be the catalogue of all the artefacts we possess and their location; The London Metropolitan Archives. This started me on a treasure hunt, spending many hours at the Archives going through just some of the historical documents that we possess. The feeling of holding handwritten documents dating back to the 1700s was amazing. Reading through past literature opened a window to life back then and my journey began into the Market’s and Southwark’s very eventful past. I look forward to sharing some of my findings with you.