64 High Street

In 1849 Prime King was born in Arlsey, Beds. His father, Samuel King, was a master butcher. By 1861, Prime had moved to Ashwell and set up as a butcher in premises opposite the Rose & Crown. It is believed that the building behind the shop (in Gardner’s Lane ) was the abbatoir. Prime and his wife Betsy ran the shop for over 20 years, but by 1891 Charlie F Postle had taken over the shop. The 1901 census shows Charlie Postle as a builder in Aspenden, so it is not known what happened to the butchers shop.

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