LIFFE, London International Financial Futures Exchange. Young traders having a lunch break. Sitting on the wall of the Bank of England. This  was all pre-computer trading, and is where deals were struck, Derivates, Options and Futures were bought and sold by shouting across the trading floor know at the 'Bear Pit' and frantic gesturing. They wore different coloured jackets so that colleagues could pick each other out in the frenzy of a days work.
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LIFFE, London International Financial Futures Exchange. Young traders having a lunch break. Sitting on the wall of the Bank of England. This was all pre-computer trading, and is where deals were struck, Derivates, Options and Futures were bought and sold by shouting across the trading floor know at the 'Bear Pit' and frantic gesturing. They wore different coloured jackets so that colleagues could pick each other out in the frenzy of a days work.

Filename: LIFFE TRADERS LUNCH BREAK CITY OF LONDON UK 1990S HSB10084437.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
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Location: London Greater London UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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