Ridgway, No.81, Wimbledon: Coles Butchers

Ridgway, No.81, Wimbledon: Coles Butchers

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1915
Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​12_​7-11
Original Format Photo
Notes / History This butcher's shop dates back to 1860, although at the time this photo was taken, the firm had recently changed hands. Note that the shop window is still full of meat; as WWI dragged on, this would change, as U-Boats wreaked havoc on British food supplies. Voluntary rationing was introduced, but it wasn't as comprehensive or as effective as the system in the 1940s.

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