Most, if not all of our customers will know Ian as he has been working continuously in this shop for 26 years! (In fact he even spent some time working here in the 1980’s too). That makes him a proper Crouch End institution and a great part of the local high street. For all this time Ian has been bringing to the shop his traditional butchery skills, knowledge and experience, along with preparation and cooking advice, friendly service and of course a good helping of butchers banter. All of which is a considerable achievement and very appreciated.

Hanging Up His Apron

We are saying goodbye to Ian this week as he is retiring and hanging up his apron. He has had a long career as a butcher leaving school at 14 to begin his first job. So young in fact that even in 1969 at he was only allowed to work half days.

Such a long service means that you have time to make friends and relationships with many local customers and other traders. So despite all the restrictions in place Morley Butchers has been very busy with customers taking time to leave cards, gifts and messages congratulating Ian on his career and retirement.

So today along with the traditional gifts we formally said a big “thank you”, “goodbye” and “we wish you the very best of retirements”. Not to mention the “Cheers!” that goes with that bottle of whiskey.

People also sent messages via social media.