John , UK, Old Fashioned Butchers
As a 12 year old boy in the early 60's I can remember going to the butchers for my mum and waiting while he made a pound of mince . This was a small butchers in a parade of shops that included a greengrocer, newsagents, butcher and a sweet shop. Whole chickens would be hanging in the shop from hooks and they would be plucked when you bought them , generally there was sawdust on the floors and a strange smell that was very different to any other .
Label Memories From The 1960's