I am Beeston: Ron Neighbour – Retired Butcher

“I am originally from Birmingham and came to Beeston on the Easter Bank Holiday in 1964, to view a business which was for sale on the High Road. I was pleased to see the road packed with shoppers and many small independent businesses supplying a wide range of goods. So, I bought the butchery business from G Eddowes.

“Beeston and the High Road have proved to be a great place to work and live, with many amenities within walking distance.

“Having had the pleasure of serving many Beeston residents over many years, I don’t believe that you would find better people anywhere.

“Kind, amicable and with a fun sense of humour. I remember once asking a customer how they cook their meat. They said; “Until smoke comes out of the oven.

“I believe that many Beeston residents today would love to be able to go back to personal face to face shopping at small independent shops and be served by a smiling assistant.

“But alas time moves on”.

CF

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