Cookes Pie and Mash shop in Hackney

image 1997-39

Object

Photograph

Title

Cookes Pie and Mash shop in Hackney

Production date

c.1940s

Material

Paper

Dimensions

height: 217 mm
width: 519mm

Description

A photograph of five workers preparing jellied eels in the kitchen area of F. Cooke's eel pie and mash shop in Hackney. The tanks in the background hold live eels in the drawers, which are constantly filtered with fresh water. Eel pie shops were family businesses which opened new branches with every generation. A large empire was built up by the Cooke family with three still operating today in Hoxton, Broadway market and Shepherds Bush.

Associated place

Hackney

Object number

1997.39

On display?

No

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