Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Spotter’s Guide to Historic Butchers’ Shops

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 14 December 1863

Tuesday 1st December Very stormy not much doing. Wednesday 2nd December The “Eva” with meal from Aberdeen arrived. We were very busy. I was at the singing class. Thursday 3rd December Received 100 Bolls oatmeal. It was very cold & … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 15 to 30 November 1863

Sunday 15th November Owing to the Steamer not arriving there was no preaching in the U.P.Church. In the afternoon Mr McRae E.C. preached from the 21st verse of the 6th chapter of Romans What fruit had ye then in these … Continue reading

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Cheap Meat for the Masses: Multiple Butchers in Britain

The importation of meat from North America to Britain started in the 1860s and accelerated in the 1870s as refrigeration improved. One of the leading shippers was Timothy C. Eastman (1821-93) who owned a huge abattoir, or ‘killing yard’, in … Continue reading

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