Exhibition of paintings by workers at Billingsgate Fish Market, London.
Various brilliant M/Ss of Billingsgate Fish Market, London, showing men carrying boxes around on their heads, wheeling barrows, stacking boxes and so on. Some wear the traditional porters' cork hat. Commentator talks of the history of the market.
M/Ss of several pictures hanging on a wall; some are of fish and seascapes; two Billingsgate porters are looking at them and discussing; the older man holds a large crab. C/Us of a painting of three fish (called 'All Alive'), and then the man with the crab - it's a big one! Commentator tells us that everything in the exhibition was painted by men who work in the market.
C/Us of a painting of a fishmonger (titled 'The Gov'), the younger man looking up at the pictures, then a picture of some kippers ('Loch Fyne Special') on a plate. M/S of two of the artists looking at pictures; C/Us of a painting of a bearded man (called 'Art Student').
M/S of several paintings on the wall; two portraits (one of a man carrying a large fish on his head) and four scenics. C/Us of a prize winning picture in the centre of the display called 'Billingsgate' - it is a composite painting of scenes at the market by John Taylor. Commentator says "Twenty-one porters, clerks and fishmongers contributed 110 paintings and drawings to this first exhibition of its kind ever held here". A man, Mr Phillips, adjusts the picture on the wall as John Taylor enters shot and shakes hands with him. They discuss the painting as we see C/Us of different sections of it.
Note: there is a newspaper article about the exhibition from the Daily Express on file, plus a page of general info about the market.
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