Lovely footage of shoppers at market stalls in Brixton's Granville Arcade.
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!
Note: on file is a news article from the Daily Express about the market and 'the fast-growing influx of British Citizens from the West Indies and Africa who have made London their home'.
Cuts exist - see separate record.