Butcher Boy

Story of a young boy whose life is transformed by working in a Butchers Shop in Londons East End. What starts out as great fun, gradually becomes more and more darker as he gets involved in Londons underworld in the seventies.

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Hello jolono I'm going to visit these meaty tales. Do I get a tin of corn beef if I read them all? ps Does Julian feature in any of them?
ScoZen

2 tins if you read them all! I'm afraid Julian was too young.....Thanks Mate.

 

Congrats on your 98th cherry! 2 more to go :-)

 

Thank you Shannan, the champers is on ice!

 

Butcher Boy ( Part 15, 1976, Me)

I have separated this Chapter into two parts. The first, my life in 1976. The next what was going on with Roy at the same time. Me.

Butcher Boy ( Part One, Early Days).

Year is 1972 and the start of something big.
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Butcher Boy ( Extra Bits - Swags)

I'm given a "special" job to do every week.
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Butcher Boy ( Extra Bits)

The story of the CHAIR, it was an experience!
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Butcher Boy ( Part 10, Mr Patel)

More front then Brighton and more Jam than Hartleys!
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Butcher Boy ( Part 21, Supergrass.)

Headline news, it all falls into place...
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Butcher Boy ( Part 23, Reunion)

I can't believe it, seeing Roy again?

Butcher Boy ( Part 4, Learning the Ropes)

He's enjoying it but is there something else going on?
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Butcher Boy ( Part 5, Roys Story)

The reason why Roy was so popular!

Butcher Boy ( Part 6, Gambling and Kids.)

Spending more time at the shop and Roys just spending!
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Butcher Boy ( Part 7, Christmas 72)

Christmas comes and its bloody hard work...
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My Post Office Experience

In 1980 I was made redundant. My job had been as an Assistant Sales Manager for a wholesale meat company in Smithfield market. That was bollocks...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 1)

“For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background.” I first became aware of the name Cassius Clay in 1963. I was five years old...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 2)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background" I came home from school and sat down to eat corn beef, chips and pickle. I...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 3)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the backgound." The night of October 26th 1970 would be a long one. Instead of going to bed...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 4)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background." Ali didn’t retire. Instead he had three more fights in 1971, winning them all...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 5)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background." I heard him say the words but they didn’t really sink in. He sat down at the...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 6)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background." Two months later and George Foreman was defending his World title against Ken...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 7)

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background." 1975 was a year of change for me, dad and Ali. Ali changed his religion from...
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Me, Dad and Ali. ( Part 8) Final.

"For as long as I can remember he was always there in the background." Surprise, surprise. Ali didn’t retire. Three months later he defended his...
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Our House.

Every word is true... Our house had four rooms and a kitchen. Sounds grand doesn’t it. Except... You walked in off the street into our “Front Room”...
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Wagon Train. ( Part 1)

TRUE STORY. We met up behind the garages. We didn’t have long. I had to be in by 6.30 or Mum would go mad. Reggie told us the news. It was definitely...
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Wagon Train. ( Part 2)

We had a problem that none of us had thought of. There were hundreds of boxes of popcorn and only four of us. Each box contained 48 packets. The...
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Dad was "Old School"

Dad was “Old School.” You know what I mean by that? Well, he was a man of his time. Born in the thirties, just a kid during the war, a teenager in...
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Eleven Plus and Me.

Seeing the GCSE results on the TV today reminded me of an exam I took in 1969. It was the Eleven- plus. I was a bright kid at eight and nine and when...
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