Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: gatsovandel on January 25, 2012, 19:12:22

Title: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: gatsovandel on January 25, 2012, 19:12:22
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any one remember when there was a old butchers here? before the new flats were built? a few years a go my friend nick lived in that ground  floor flat, just in side the door is a hatch in the floor, underneath is a big open space with the remains of what looks like the old cellar? and in the road out side if u look, is a  metal grid buried in the tarmac. i remember the butchers open and all the joints of meat hanging up. i also remember the place derelict for many years, then seeboard breaking in to remove the meter for some reason? and leaving the place unsecured then years later been demolished? i wander what it was call?
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: mikeb on January 25, 2012, 22:50:45
Was it "Lewis's"?

I used to go there every so often as a boy and for 3d. the butcher would allow me to fill a carrier bag of sawdust for my quinea pig hutch! I think the flats are the original building, converted into flats perhaps.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: gatsovandel on January 25, 2012, 23:27:17
thanks mikeb not sure as i cant remember, but no it was demolished and then the flats built?
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: afsrochester on January 26, 2012, 14:01:49
From Kellys Directory 1963 edition. 14 Magpie Hall Road. Lewis F.W.P. Butcher.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: mikeb on January 26, 2012, 14:08:32
Thanks afsrochester, the old memory bank still splutters into life now & again!
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: gatsovandel on January 26, 2012, 14:53:37
thanks afsrochester
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: numanfan on January 26, 2012, 16:10:24
I'm with mikeb on this one.  :)

Lewis' was still trading as a butcher in the 1974 Kelly's, and that building doesn't look like it was built in the 1970's (or later).

The windows on the upper floor have the same distinctive 'upright' bricks above, the same as the rest of the terrace.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: gatsovandel on January 26, 2012, 17:01:30
thank you numanfan i am not sure now? been in the new place, but never in the butchers and i was 10 years old? just remember the building from the out side
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: karlostg on January 26, 2012, 20:52:48
It was definately still a butchers in the late 70s as i used to be sent there to get mince for Saturdays Shepherds pie. It was closed for a while before being converted to accomodation.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: smiler on January 27, 2012, 07:27:50
I'm quite sure that this was Terrys Butchers [Terrys is surname] also had a shop in Palmerston Rd 1950s
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: afsrochester on January 27, 2012, 09:17:24
smiler :)
Again from Kelly's 1963. 90 Palmerston Road. Terry Edward.N. Butcher.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: numanfan on January 27, 2012, 09:41:12
Was a butchers shop for a very long time - both the 1937 & 1955 Kelly's have 'Caleb Baker, Butcher' on the premises.

Strange decision, Baker becoming a butcher :)
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: gatsovandel on January 28, 2012, 01:09:41
has any one got a pic be nice to see i cant find one any were?
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: Ajemp on February 01, 2012, 13:46:00
 
 I can remember the butchers  and the sawdust floor , my grandparents lived at 14 luton road  and thier back garden gate was along side of the Halfway house i spent a lot of time playing in that area , futher up Magpie there was a Hardware shop  it always had a smell  of parraffin , and there was alwas sacks  of something in the door way.....I digress, yes the butchers was the place that i was sent ,to get things like  CHITLINGS/  what everthey were .
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: mikeb on February 01, 2012, 18:11:37
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up Magpie there was a Hardware shop  it always had a smell  of parraffin , and there was alwas sacks  of something in the door way

I think you are re-calling Trumpers hardware store. One of those "we got one here somewhere" shops.
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: smiler on February 03, 2012, 09:17:34
I think that was Trumpeters? :)
Title: Re: butchers Lester Road / Magpie Hall Road?
Post by: peterchall on February 03, 2012, 09:26:27
Mikeb is correct - it was Trumpers.