Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Renovated Butchers big hit on Open House weekend




Islington, London, UK
- After 3 long years Richard Travers has lovingly restored the old Plumb shop on Hornsey Road. The butcher shop fittings were almost stripped and shipped to America in 1996, but a local conservation officer stepped and the premises was listed Grade II. Mr Travers opened the house up to the public during last weekends London Open House Festival, and was amazed to receive more than 650 visitors. The mosaic floor was missing fifteen percent of it's tiles, which were found by scouring architectural salvage yards across the country... (and SalvoWEB too, we think!)

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  1. I'm the owner of the aforementioned butchers shop, and yes, it was in SalvoWEB that I found the salvage yards that had the missing tiles I needed for the restoration. Thanks to everyone at SalvoWEB and all the salvage yard owners who made it possible. I will be opening the shop again for next year's Open House. If anyone wants to contact me before then, my email is richard@travers.net

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