158 Regent’s Park Road: Nine Different Butchers

2013 Maternity and Children’s Clothes Shop (since 2005)

Regent's Park Road, 1900s

Butcher, J.Jupp, 1907 – click for larger picture

History:

  • BUTCHER                                                  1870-1955 

(at least nine different proprietors)

Meat was expensive and poorer people often preferred to buy from the markets in Camden or Kentish Town. In the late 19th century a local butcher would probably have purchased his animals live at auction from the new Metropolitan Cattle Market off the Caledonian Road. He could get them slaughtered there, cut into four quarters, then delivered to his shop. He could also have walked his animals to an abattoir near his shop, or even slaughtered them himself if he had a back yard. People would cook a Sunday joint as large as they could afford, then use the leftovers through the week.

  • WINE MERCHANT    Arthur Cooper                       1965
  • ANTIQUES               Quercus                                 1970-75
  • STATIONERY    Paper Peddlar                              1985
  • GRAPHICS, PRINTING AND STATIONERY Mel Art 1986-2005
  • MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHES  Elias & Grace 2005-present