Cries of London - Cherries

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    The picture is called Round and Sound, five pence a pound - Cherries came into the market some little time after Strawberries had begun to be sold. The fruit was brought to London on carts from Kent, where most cherries were grown. They were plentiful there, and it has been said that one of the favourite sports in the orchards was to compete in cherry-eating contests.

    Although each call was probably quite individual this is one of them;
    Cherries-O! Cherries ripe all ripe, round and sound ripe cherries, fine Duke Cherries,....only five-pence a pound cherries ripe, Cherries ripe all ripe...Cherries O!

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