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THE SPURRS, Family Butchers of Walton

In 1890 William, who up to that time had worked for his father Edwin, was established in business in Westmoreland Street, Wakefield. When Edwin retired from butchering in 1897, William also took over the butcher's business at Walton and worked both businesses.
About 1899, William B. Spurr's brother, John. E. Spurr, went to gain experience as shopman to S. E. Redfern, Ltd., of Chesterfield, and brought back many new ideas into the business. John was given the Wakefield establishment in 1907. Two years later when their father, William Spurr, retired from butchering, John continued in Wakefield whilst William B. took over the Walton business and opened a new shop in Victoria Terrace.


Notes
1. The Centenary of the Firm of Spurr, Butchers of Walton, 1947.

 




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