Last butcher's shop closes

Written by  Friday, 03 November 2017 14:08
Butcher's Hook, was the last bucher's shop on the High Street Butcher's Hook, was the last bucher's shop on the High Street
End of an era.  Butcher’s Hook, the last remaining butcher’s shop in High Street, Barnet, has ceased trading and the premises are for sale or to let.

The former proprietor, John Bye, was the trader with the longest family association of shopkeepers in the High Street, being the seventh generation in a long line of North London family butchers dating back to the 1840s.

Butcher’s Hook opened in 2011 at 119 High Street when Mr Bye took over from W.T. Parish, a butcher’s shop originally established by the Williams Brothers in the 1960s.

Back in the 1890s, High Barnet shoppers had the choice of eleven butchers and a great variety of other trades and businesses.  See here

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12 comments

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:20 posted by Chris Ferris

    Very sad

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:21 posted by Steve Plumb

    What's happened ?

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:22 posted by Rachele Summers Johnson

    Such a shame

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:22 posted by Peter Maton

    I’m afraid if the shops are not used they have to shut. Just look at the fuss that was made about the market. They tried to get stalls in there and nobody went there so they shut. We are down to 2 fruit and veg stalls now. It’s just a fact of life I’m afraid. Most people want to be able to park for free and easily. That’s why big shopping centres and online shopping is doing so well.
    We won’t have any shops in the High Street within 10 years.

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:23 posted by Simon Cohen

    What is wrong with Barnet? What is wrong with Barnet Council? There is something wrong with the management of our High Streets that is destroying our community.

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:24 posted by Michelle Williams

    It has definitely just made getting organised for Christmas harder!

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:25 posted by Vas Lashley

    VEGAN POWER!!!!

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 09:26 posted by Paul Doyle

    https://www.facebook.com/johnbyebutcher/

  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 November 2017 11:52 posted by Pawlina Bednarczyk

    At least we do have an excellent butcher's counter in our local Waitrose still

  • Comment Link Sunday, 05 November 2017 09:05 posted by Mark

    Saddened that the butchers shop has closed and hope John Bye can have success elsewhere.

  • Comment Link Sunday, 05 November 2017 16:52 posted by Andy

    I echo the words above. I just hope something good can replace it. Please not another charity shop.
    We need initiatives like widening the pavement and generally smartening up of the high street or we will see much more of this.

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:05 posted by Tim Gillott

    Thank you John for everything. A sad day for everyone in Barnet and another blow to the High Street. Irreplaceable.

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