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Chapter 7 - Butchers' Hook - Look

Richard Digance, Cockney Rhyming Slang, The End Of The Frog and Toad, London History
Whatever happened to Mr Wilson the butcher?

Butchers all looked the same in appearance, all wearing straw hats with black bands, pin-striped blue and white aprons, white attire and clogs. They seemed to spend all day sharpening threatening-looking knives of various sizes, or weighing lumps of mince when they weren’t chopping oxtails into palatable lengths. It must have been such a barbaric occupation.

Pets were never allowed to be taken into their shops which must have been one hell of a relief for the pets. To them it would have been nothing more than a one-way ticket to hell, so just as well they stayed out the way.

To continue reading this chapter click on this absolutely stunning picture I painted not unlike Monet.

Richard Digance, The End Of The Frog and Toad, Cockney Rhyming Slang, London History


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