Cries of London - Turnips

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    The picture is called Turnips and Carrots ho. - Eighteenth century London extended only to the present Park Lane and Marleybone Road, whilst South London scarcely existed at all. What is now covered by suburbs was open countryside, from where came the country people hawking their own produce. These rural visitors,with their laden donkeys, were frequently seen in the streets of London selling Turnips, carrots and other vegetables. A large number of the hawkers, in fact, were country people from outside the capital.

    Although each call was probably quite individual this is one of them;
    White turnips and fine carrots ho! White turnips and fine carrots ho! Will you buy my choice carrots and young turnips ho! White turnips and fine carrots ho!

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