Market pair join forces to open bacon stall

Graham Alston from D Gregory Butchers (centre) who will be joining forces with Jon Ingleby and Roisin Bayman from The Bacon Stall and moving out of the indoor market into new premises in Marketgate called Gregory williams Traditional Butchers and Deli.
Graham Alston from D Gregory Butchers (centre) who will be joining forces with Jon Ingleby and Roisin Bayman from The Bacon Stall and moving out of the indoor market into new premises in Marketgate called Gregory williams Traditional Butchers and Deli.

IT’S the end of an era for two businesses in Lancaster market this week – but the start of a new one for them both as a joint venture.

S & T Williams bacon stall and D Gregory Butchers, who between them have spent 105 years in the indoor market, both shut up shop for the final time in the market on Saturday.

And on Monday they will open as a new joint business – as Gregory Williams – in James Lane, Marketgate. The bacon stall has been a stalwart of the market for the last 70 years, while the butchers has been trading there for 35 years.

But the uncertainty over the future of the market in recent years has led to both businesses planning a change, and the opportunity for a new direction opened up for them both.

See the Lancaster Guardian (04-08-11) for full story.