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    Default Sawdust!

    I seem to remember our local Butcher's in suburban Glasgow always had sawdust on its tiled floor, this was the late 70's, probably to stop people slipping during wet weather, or maybe another reason? I've not seen this practice since. Does it still go on? Seems really quaint now.

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    Yes I remember that

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    i remember sawdust being over the tiled floor. the last time i remember seeing that was about 1985. don't see many traditional butchers shops near where i live now.

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    Yes - when I lived in Middlesex, the butcher's had sawdust on the floor.

    We moved in 1973 and our village did not have a butcher's so I can't say if the trend persisted there (or even reached there!)...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    it was to soak up the blood.....

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    If somebody was sick on the playground.

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    Yes, I have many memories when I was wee when My Mam would take us shopping and we would go into the butchers, always remember the smell of the sawdust and we always got a strawberry bonbon from the old butcher

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    Yes, I have many memories when I was wee when My Mam would take us shopping and we would go into the butchers, always remember the smell of the sawdust and we always got a strawberry bonbon from the old butcher

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    I remember the lucky dips at school summer fairs were in a bucket of sawdust.

    Sometimes it was very itchy so I would grab he first prize I touched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I remember the lucky dips at school summer fairs were in a bucket of sawdust.

    Sometimes it was very itchy so I would grab he first prize I touched.
    And sometimes when you went to see Santa in a department store they'd either give you a gift or you'd get one yourself out of the "Boy's" or "Girl's" lucky dip barrel.
    (now you don't, you just pay a fortune for a picture of a screaming kid with a fat man)

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