By AnnW


What a day. Left home before 7am and got home at 10.40pm!

It started badly with my train from Malton to York being late which meant I missed my connecting train to London. It finished with me missing my return train to York, having then to take a very expensive taxi £50 (I'd missed my connection) which had to take a diversion after a main road was closed.

Between travel travesties were a number of enjoyable meetings.

One of the meetings involved me walking through Smithfield market and I was struck by the roof and all the brightly coloured railings. Smithfield is a centuries old meat market in the Farringdon area of London. Meat has been traded at Smithfield Market for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in London. A livestock market occupied the site as early as the 10th century

The Grade II listed covered market was designed by Victorian architect Sir Horace Jones in the second half of the 19th century.

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