Recollections of Fred Reynolds - Butcher

The Reynolds family - butchers for three generations

The project was delighted to interview Mr. Frederick Henry Reynolds, the third generation of Reynolds' butchers who owned the shop at the top of Marazion. His cousins ran the 'Harry Reynolds' butchers shop at the lower end! Fred's Grandfather, Henry, started the business and he took over from his father Frederick George. Fred says they were real butchers - they owned their own cattle, fed their own cattle and slaughtered their own cattle!! Now 86, Fred's memories were clear and on our tape he describes growing up in Marazion in the 1920's, Miss Lambert, Miss Trevaskis at Marazion School, his war service in the Middle East and running a business in the 1950's and 1960's. Mr Reynolds also gave the project a wealth of photographs including many of Marazion Band, Choir and Boys' Brigade. Fred was a renowned motorcyclist but he remembers delivering meat by pony and trap! We are very grateful to Fred for his fascinating stories.

The Reynolds family - butchers for three generations

A reminiscence project promoted by Marazion and District Forum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund