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CGAT Hosts 2019 Annual Rent Ceremony

Every summer, the Covent Garden Area Trust holds its annual Rent Ceremony in old Covent Garden Market. A “peppercorn” rent of five red apples and five posies of flowers is presented to the freehol…
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CGAT Elections – March 2020

Following months of upheaval and the departure of a few of our trustees, we will be electing a new Chair and Vice Chair in March 2020. We’re very keen to find someone who will be able to guide t…
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Donkey Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Derby George, a charming donkey, left his field in Surrey on an autumn morning in 2000 to travel to London’s Piazza in order to help unveil a plaque in memory of the working donkeys of Covent Garden…
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2018 AGM Update

The Trust’s 30th AGM took place on 27th November at 6pm at the 7 Dials Club. New trustees Paul Fisher and Terry St.Clair were elected, together with Paul Velluet who has returned as trustee. Ben O…
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Remembering the Fifth Beatle

The address of 13 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, played an integral part in the creation of popular culture of the 1960s as it was the first London office of Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatle…
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War Dead Honoured At Last

A memorial to honour the people who worked in the former Covent Garden fruit and vegetable wholesale market who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars has been unveiled. The unveiling m…
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