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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Before paper bags?
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 11:45:33 +0100
>I'm "re-doing" many Dickens books which I have not read since I was a gal
>and have learned that if you trotted down to the butchers for a veal cutlet
>or such, it would probably have been handed to you wrapped in a fresh
I don't know about that, but (except in the 'penneth of cats' meat'
areas) what sort of butcher's shop actually 'handed' meat to customers,
rather than taking the orders and delivering it, on a tray, via an
errand boy, who dumped it, ozzing blood, flies and all, on a plate in
the customer's kitchen. Butchers were still delivering meat (by van,
rather more hygienic as to cover from the elements) in the 1930s.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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