Use us and we won't face the chop!

PUBLISHED: 10:57 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

Dave Butler with retiring manager Alan Mayhew and Tom Jenkins

Dave Butler with retiring manager Alan Mayhew and Tom Jenkins

IF yet another butchers' shop is not to be confined to the history books then it is going to take your help as one owner tells the community – use it or lose it. Readers Butchers has been a mainstay on Darkes Lane for 75 years even though many butcheries

IF yet another butchers' shop is not to be confined to the history books then it is going to take your help as one owner tells the community - use it or lose it.

Readers Butchers has been a mainstay on Darkes Lane for 75 years even though many butcheries across the country have felt the pinch of the big brand supermarket muscle.

Helped

And owner Dave Butler says the community of Potters Bar have helped him stay in business through thick and thin.

The Darkes Lane resident said: "Butchers are a rare thing these days, but we are still standing.

"We couldn't survive though if it wasn't for the local community, we need them to keep coming in to survive.

"If the locals stopped coming in then I would just pull the shutters down and call it a day."

One shopper at the store said: "My husband insists that I always come and get my meat from here and not from Tesco or Sainsbury's or a big store.

"It is great to see shops like this still going, and as long as it is still here I will keep coming."

Dave will also be lending a helping hand to the Potters Bar Carnival, supplying the meat for this year's event on June 8.

He said: "It is good to be able to help the carnival out, but that is what our service is all about - helping the local community.

"If they help us keep going then we are only too happy to help them."

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