Celebration time for Emsworth butcher

Richard and Sue Treagust at the shop in the Emsworth high street and (inset) the butchers shop in times gone by '''''CONTRIBUTED PICTURES
Richard and Sue Treagust at the shop in the Emsworth high street and (inset) the butchers shop in times gone by '''''CONTRIBUTED PICTURES
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A FAMILY butchers in Emsworth will celebrate 90 years in business, by getting involved with Emsworth British Food Fortnight.

There will also be a special exhibition featuring the shop, HH Treagust and Sons, marking the milestone and looking back over the years.

Harry Hurst Treagust founded the business in 1924 and the traditional butcher shop remains in the same family. Today, Richard Treagust is the fourth generation to own the shop, and works alongside his wife Sue Treagust and his cousin Raymond Treagust.

Richard’s son Ben has now become the fifth generation to join the business.

“This is a very proud moment for us, despite out-of-town competition from supermarkets, we pride ourselves on traditional values, good service and quality to our customers,” said Richard.

To mark the occasion, there will be an exhibition in Emsworth museum. The exhibition of photos and documents from the Treagust archive, which starts tomorrow, will coincide with the British Food Fortnight which runs from September 20 to October 5.

“In many ways this is a remarkable achievement and the fact it coincides with Emsworth British Food Fortnight highlights just what a unique place Emsworth is with its food heritage and vibrant high-street community,” said Alistair Gibson, of Emsworth Business Association.