The Anonymous Widower

The Spitfire Gate At Spitalfields Market

I spotted this as I walked into Spitalfields Market today.

The Spitfire Gate At Spitalfields Market

The Spitfire Gate At Spitalfields Market

The Internet provides the answer as to why a gate is named after Spitfire W3311. This article contains this extract.

The gate is called Spitfire Mk.Vb W3311 Gate because the Spitalfields fruit and veg traders clubbed together to buy a Spitfire fighter plane in World War II. They named it ‘Fruitation’.

London is full of little stories like this! But I suspect others are too, although London seems to mark them more!

 

 

January 10, 2014 - Posted by | World | ,

2 Comments »

  1. I have a postcard of W3311 and it is named Fruitation R

    Comment by richard shadrack | August 30, 2019 | Reply

    • Any chance of an image for the blog?

      Comment by AnonW | August 30, 2019 | Reply


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