Kirk's Butcher Shop

Photo:Kirk's Butcher Shop

Kirk's Butcher Shop

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Does anyone know exactly where this shop stood?

This photograph dates from the 1920s.  It shows Mr L Kirk and Mr Fred Kirk (son) standing at door of shop with Mr Fox, a painter and decorator.  As noted by John Burnett in the book "Plenty and Want", average annual consumption of meat in the years 1924-8 was 134 lbs per head.  By 1934, meat and fish accounted for 32% of food expenditure. So maybe these butchers were doing quite well.  Does anyone have any tales to tell about this shop?

This page was added by Alice Cave on 01/12/2010.

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