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A summary of the different types of food that could be found in Butchers shops can be found by following this link.

In 1935 Rishton had 10 butcher shops, 3 of these being owned by the Co-operative society. This is the available list:-

Peter Norman outside his shop
Peter Normans Butchers shop in January 2004.
  • Hermitage Street and James Street corner
  • Commercial Street, central Co-op building
  • Harwood Road and High Street corner

By 1947 we had lost one of these.

1951

Jack Sanderson outside his butchers shop on Hermitage Street.

By the turn of the 2000th year in our time, we were down to two butchers shops in Rishton.

Neither of these premises were listed as butchers shops in either 1935, 47 or 51!

Jack Sanderson had shut his shop at 13 Hermitage Street some years earlier, and had the front rebuilt so that the shop front was removed. He had been unable to sell the business.

12 Walmsley Street is now a butty shop, and for many years before this was a general grocery store. Personally I cannot remember this as a butchers, and that would be from about 1969. In 1935 the owner was Harry Turner, being taken over in 1947 by Henry Sumner, but we find that by 1951 another Turner was back in charge, this time E. Turner. Could it be a relative of Harry? His son perhaps? Or was it just pure coincidence?

30 High Street

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Jack Sanderson.

Brian Moorcroft.