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Frank Kings Butchers
Photo: Fred Mason
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Showing Frank King standing outside shop in old market hall. Time unknown.Probably in the forties.It later expanded to three stalls.

Comment by: David on 5th October 2007 at 21:41

Sorry, but wheres Frank King on the photo?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th November 2007 at 18:54

Hey David,
The old gentleman is behind the stall between the rolls of bacon and 'Quality' sign. He sold nothing but quality meats.

Comment by: Joe Benson. on 3rd June 2008 at 11:11

Was he known as the invisible man.

Comment by: David Devine on 23rd December 2008 at 18:44

The stall was like that when i started work in the Marketin 1957. Frank was an Ex Marine, he did'ny stand any messing around, but he was a nice old chap.As was his so Lawrence

Comment by: Sue Ward on 21st October 2009 at 18:44

My dad worked for Frank King around the early 50's when I was small. I often used to go and visit this stall with my mum and Mr King always gave me 3p which was a lot then

Comment by: Elizabeth Rose Woodcock on 6th January 2010 at 20:17

I remember the Bulls head hanging in the market hall was it at Kings or Greens butchers, I was terrified of it but I was only little and it was in the 50's. but I always loved the rest.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th March 2010 at 22:00

I remember the bulls head...I think it was Green's. It was awsome.

Sue, what was your dad's name? I may remember him.

Comment by: David on 5th August 2010 at 18:14

Frank and lawrence used to have a drink in Colin Cooks.

Comment by: linda (massa) on 6th September 2010 at 16:35

You don't see that quantity of meat hanging in butchers shops nowadays, it just goes to show how much fresh food we ate. Our mothers used to shop daily for our food.

Comment by: Joe Mac on 19th April 2012 at 14:25

To Fed Mason, There was two heads not one on top of Greens stalls. Greens took them down because they were full of muck.

Comment by: Harry K on 21st March 2014 at 15:38

To Fred Mason, It appears you do not know much about Wigan town, You did not know where Walshes slaughterhouse was, you say there was only one cow head over Greens butchers when there was two,you said Jerry Burgess was the best butcher in Wigan market, something else you do not seem to understand other butchers in market loads better than him ,he was only average you can ask any butcher who worked in market at this time, what was your claim to fame i do not remember you being recognised as a good butcher, I knew all the butchers in Wigan market at this time and sadly poor Jerry was allways down the bottom of list of good butchers alongside yourself.

Comment by: Harry K on 21st March 2014 at 15:42

To Fred Mason, It appears you do not know much about Wigan town, You did not know where Walshes slaughterhouse was, you say there was only one cow head over Greens butchers when there was two,you said Jerry Burgess was the best butcher in Wigan market, something else you do not seem to understand other butchers in market loads better than him ,he was only average you can ask any butcher who worked in market at this time, what was your claim to fame i do not remember you being recognised as a good butcher, I knew all the butchers in Wigan market at this time and sadly poor Jerry was allways down the bottom of list of good butchers alongside yourself.

Comment by: Grant on 24th April 2018 at 11:34

Did the family anything to do with Kings (butchers) of Broadway in Preston

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