East Midlands Food

East Midlands Food

Objects from Gumley butcher’s shop…

A quick query. I recently found a newspaper cutting from January 1994 about the auction of items from a butcher’s shop in Gumley, near Market Harborough – ‘The J’s’ - that had operated informally as a museum for more than 40 years. These included domestic pork pie moulds and sausage makers, salting tubs, knives, the butcher’s table, and the poleaxe used to fell the animals. According to the article, these artefacts were likely to be much in demand by agricultural museums, and I wondered if any of them had ended up in a museum in the East Midlands. Probably too long ago for an easy answer – but I just thought I’d ask…

 
 

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A research project that looked at various aspects of food in the East Midlands, linking them with museum displays and objects in the region, and making the results available to as many people as possible in different formats.

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