Butcher’s billheads

There has been a butcher’s shop in the building opposite the Market Place in Market Lavington for hundreds of years. (See http://www.rdouse.co.uk/ and The butcher’s shop.) The present owners have traded there since 1964 and, in Market Lavington Museum, we have some billheads from the Douse butcher’s shop dating from the 1980s and 1990s.

We can see that the Douses used to have shops in both Devizes and Market Lavington, but that the Devizes address was crossed through on later bills.

By 1998, a new style billhead was used, with just the Market Lavington shop printed at the top.

These might seem rather recent to have become museum items, but we rely on items being saved now to become history in the future.

(See also A butcher’s bag.)

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