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William Rose Butchers queue is getting ridiculously long again


JRK

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It's just a painting I did and thought locals might enjoy it, I am no way affiliated with William Rose though I do love their sausages. Their queue always amazes me and it's especially long and winding at the moment.


The cheese block would be a great one to do too!

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On the subject of Queueing ..


I was born in the early 50's .. There were no supermarkets..


Before going to school at 5 y/o I went shopping with my Mum every morning.


We went to the Butchers and Queued.


We went to the Bakers and Queued.


We went to the Greengrocers and Queued.


The Grocery store was an other thing.

Tea.. Sugar.. Flour were all loose and all had to be weighed.

Even Biscuits were loose in boxes on the floor that were selected and weighed.

Broken Biscuits could be bought at a reduced price.


Then a trip to the paper shop.. and others..


Daily shopping took hours..


( Rationing ended in July 1954. Before that some things were still in short supply. )


I have absolutely no desire to go back to the days of endless Queueing

Especially for seemingly overpriced goods. However good they may be.


Life is simply too short. and at my time of life is getting shorter. :)


Foxy

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a choice of butchers in no particular order is available;

The proud sow, crofton park & dulwich, Scotch meats, rosendale road, Liberetto, woodvale, the butchery, forest hill

flock & herd, W buntings, peckham park road, billings in sydenham high street

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You probably need a low pedestrian neighbourhood, with pavement restrictions etc, to deter people using WR. This may also encourage those within walking distance to use Libretto although there are queues there on a Saturday (you can admire his cars though and the nicnacs in his window). Maybe Wood Vale will be the next place to be, although we have lost our pub, garage, sub post office/newsagents/penny sweets and hair dressers.
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Abe_froeman Wrote:

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> It's impossible to get to Proud Sow or ScotchMeats

> now. Flock and Herd always has a massive queue

> to.

>

> The others you mention are all quite inaccessible

> from East Dulwich due to lack of parking,


In the past a visit to the butchers/cheese shop would be an excuse for tube/walk and a visit to explore a nearby pub (maybe one I'd never been to before). Thats what I miss this year.


for instance crofton park-> proud sow (crofton park) -> beer dispensary/brockley jack (just a quick pick out from the map). Does nobody pick out shopping based on the nearby pub or is it me :)


Not so much in the Covid days though.

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I'm so used to planning days out around pubs, it's been hammered into my brain since a child, my dad should do a map of England based on pubs and brewery's. To be honest it's probably why I decided to paint all of the East Dulwich ones! So looking forward to feeling properly relaxed in them again, or anywhere for that matter.
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I like to get to know my butcher so they know the type of things they sell which I like and appreciate, who butcher on site and know their meat, are happy to offer advice and suggest alternatives, provides good service, who treat me as an individual and not just another body through the door and can offer reasonable prices. In return I go to my butcher every week and am never disappointed in the service I get from them.
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The others you mention are all quite inaccessible from East Dulwich due to lack of parking


There are no parking restrictions in Wood Vale, Underhill or (normally, when half the road isn't being used for waste by Thames Water) Langton Rise, so Libretto's (K&J Libretto & daughters, In Wood Vale) is very accessible, although I know he has closed his Christmas order book to new customers now.

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Abe_froeman Wrote:

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> It's impossible to get to Proud Sow or ScotchMeats

> now. Flock and Herd always has a massive queue

> to.

>

> The others you mention are all quite inaccessible

> from East Dulwich due to lack of parking,


For the Butchery on London road just park in the car park behind Sainsburys which is opposite

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