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Covent Garden Market

The Lea Valley was a prime location for nurseries, not least because of the areas relative closeness to Covent Garden Market. The likes of the Rochford`s took full advantage of this factor, selling some of their finest produce which in the early days was brought down on a horse and wagon. It was at Covent Garden Market that Michael Rochford (1819-83) sold his beloved Black Hamburgh, a grape of such...