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