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photoblog image From The Slide Scanner 14/14

From The Slide Scanner 14/14

BUTCHERS BEEF

 

For the last scan in this series I am returning to where we started nearly two weeks ago, namely St.Ives, Cambridgeshire where we lived from 1978 until 1989.

 

At the time I was there I used to pass this on an unusually decorated shop on The Waits. The tiled bull on the front, and its surround, date back to when it was a butcher's shop, originally founded in the 1880s. The shop has since been replaced by an architect's office, I do hope they haven't done away with this bit of the towns history.


I hope you have enjoyed these pictures from my Slide Scanner, there will be another selection towards the end of March but before then you will have the chance to see gardens, churches, trains and various places some of you will know and others won't.

From The Slide Scanner 14/14

BUTCHERS BEEF

 

For the last scan in this series I am returning to where we started nearly two weeks ago, namely St.Ives, Cambridgeshire where we lived from 1978 until 1989.

 

At the time I was there I used to pass this on an unusually decorated shop on The Waits. The tiled bull on the front, and its surround, date back to when it was a butcher's shop, originally founded in the 1880s. The shop has since been replaced by an architect's office, I do hope they haven't done away with this bit of the towns history.


I hope you have enjoyed these pictures from my Slide Scanner, there will be another selection towards the end of March but before then you will have the chance to see gardens, churches, trains and various places some of you will know and others won't.

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jan 2012, 02:26
Ceramic pieces like this are too good to remove, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Ray.
Nice shot to end the series, Brian! I've enjoyed these!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2012, 07:42
As you say Brian: a piece of the town's history. Let's hope it survives to this day
Brian Walbey: Next time we go back that way I will make sure to go and have a look.
nice adverb it makes too
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Chantal.
Yes, of course it should be saved ...We aren't a bunch of Philistines in England er are we?
Brian Walbey: I will be annoyed if I ever find out this has been ermoved Richard.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2012, 10:18
Seen lots of this type of picture tiling in my building days Brian,think I have five good ones up in the attic.
Great series loved them all.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pedroeric.
Love the style of this and so pleased to hear it is from the 1880's
Brian Walbey: And hopefully it is still there Mary.
I really enjoyed this series Brian. I am looking forward to see the next one!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, something close to home starting tomorrow.
I agree. These are priceless and timeless
Brian Walbey: I must try and find out if it is still there Rob, I still have a friend living back at St.Ives.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2012, 15:17
Lovely tiling Brian - La Vache qui Rit (Laughing Cow) springs to mind!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed it does Fred, thanks for your comment.
Nice peace lightly enameled & good looking bull Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Juan.
Charming and a nice record.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
I like these sort of tiles and it would be a great shame if they have not survived
Brian Walbey: I am thinking of contacting an old friend in St.Ives and asking him to have a look for me next time he goes that way.
I hope you are right about it being preserved, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I'm going to contact a friend who lives in St.Ives and ask him to take a look.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2012, 17:23
Oh, it's a pity that the butcher utcher had to leave shop with this fitting wonderful decoration -such tiles must be saved! It is the same situation in our country: how difficult to find a butcher's shop unless you are going into a supermarket or to a local market.
I admired the high quality of your slide Sacanner photos and I enjoyed this series.
Brian Walbey: I think the shop had been closed for quite a while when I lived there Philine. Thanks for your comment.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2012, 17:51
That is a beautiful decoration, they did a great job. In Holland they often had scenes like this at a butcher's shop.
Great series again!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. This is so much nicer than all the modern style shops we seem to get these days.
Tiles which together make a nice framed, textured picture, which makes a good photo framed, which could make a great poster. Excellent, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Neil, I just hope it is still there after all these years.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2012, 22:17
Such tiled scenes were very common for a time. This is a fine example and, like you, I do hope that it was been retained.
Brian Walbey: I am going to contact a friend and get him to see if it still there.
liked this piece of work on tiles. street art always lends a little bit of identity to any obscure street
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. This is more than just street art though, it is very old and is on the outside wall of an old Butchers shop, and I found out today that fortunately it is still there.
Awesome bull tile and capture... lucky to have taken this now that it's gone.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn, you might by now have received an email from me with this picture as it now is.

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