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Butchers Shop Warrington Road, Abram.
Photo: Maxine Williams
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Item #: 22020
This is a scan of a scan, so sorry for the quality of the picture. It is I believe Fred Robinson. The shop is where Havlin's butchers were on Warrington Road (opposite the end of Park Lane). Fred was married to Ann and they had a son called Aubrey who became the butcher after his dad. I think the picrure was taken in the early 1900's - not sure of the exact date though!

Comment by: TomasTom)Walsh. on 27th November 2012 at 09:30

What price Salmonella then,no refrigeration,meat hung outside open to the elements , yet people survived. I read recently that the biggest reason for increased longevity, more so than all the drugs,is hygiene .

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th November 2012 at 09:51

This is great, Maxine. A real bit of Abram History.

Comment by: Mark Calter on 27th November 2012 at 14:21

Higsons had the shop when we lived in Fisher Ave, that was in the early 50s

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 27th November 2012 at 14:57

Aubrey died in the 1950's and the family moved to the Blackpool area.Aubrey's son Brian was a mate of
mine and was in the same class as me at Abram school.Behind the Butchers shop there was as abattoir but I can't remember it being used.

Comment by: Maxine Williams on 27th November 2012 at 17:43

Was talking to Roy Livesey and he remembers the slaughterhouse being used. He said as kids they used to sit and watch what went on!

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