In 1972 photographer of these pictures Nigel Dicker was based in Covent Garden - close to the Lamb & Flag.
Between 1972 and 1974 Nigel created a comprehensive personal and professional record of the last days of the Old Covent Garden Market.
What makes it unique by today’s standards is that it was all shot by him on film and in colour as well as black and white.
The 9th November this year is the 40th anniversary of the Market’s move from Covent Garden to Nine Elms - Nigel plans to mark this historic event with an inaugural Covent Garden Festival in the week commencing November 3rd and ending with a service in St Paul’s Church ( the Actor’s Church )on the Sunday the 9th.
Some of the earlier Photographic Exhibitions have been as follows -
Royal Opera House Covent Garden - June to September - 2001
Covent Garden Piazza - June to September - 2005
Royal Academy - Modern Works on Paper - 2008
Flower Cellars - Modern Works on Paper - 2009
A few of the Original framed prints from these Exhibitions are still available for sale at individually negotiated prices.
Meanwhile the 21 framed prints on display here at Basil Fiveways and St John’s, both in Tunbridge Wells, are for sale now at the special pre-Festival rate of only £45.00 each.
If you would like to find out more about Prints from earlier Exhibitions or simply to register your interest in the inaugural Covent Garden Festival, please contact Nigel Dicker
or call 07853 305282