Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,367 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

J. H. Dewhurst (Butchers)

From Graces Guide

A chain of butchers shops

Vesteys developed the country-wide Dewhurst chain of butchers shops.

By 1925 was owned by the Union Cold Storage Co, a business run by the Vesteys[1]

Dewhursts were the first to introduce the innovation of glass windows on butcher's shops - previously meat had been exposed to the elements and pollution.

1984 Merged with Baxters, another chain of butchers.

1995 Eventually disbanded in the face of increasing competition from the supermarket chains.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 22, 1925