Portsmouth News by Elise Brewerton
It’s a traditional profession which is getting harder every year because of the convenience of supermarkets and 24-hour opening.
Even corner shops now sell fruit, veg and salads.
But, knowing how tough the game is, young people are still carrying on family traditions, eschewing comfortable working lives for being outside in all weathers.
Travis Beaumont, 31, took over the fruit and salad pitch his father Michael Warwick ran in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, for 50 years. Mr Warwick, now 69, helps out part time but Travis bought the stall four years ago.
He said: ‘When I was younger I decided to be an actor so I went to college and did all the courses. When I left I didn’t get straight into drama school so I went travelling, came back, and realised the market was the only job I really ever loved.
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