Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Noted Bacon Shop

Remember the Noted Bacon Shop sign above a door on South Road? It was on the other side of the road from the Library until painted over about ten years ago. Here are four other people who recall the Noted Bacon Shop when it was a well-known butcher’s. One person discusses the sensitive case of choosing the name that went above the window for when the shop opened.

Does anyone have a photograph of the sign before it was painted over?


About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

3 comments on “Noted Bacon Shop

  1. Terry Saul
    June 24, 2014

    Wonderful to hear such comments about my father’s and grandfather’s shop all of which ring true with the exception of the comment about my grandfather being called Robert because his name was actually John – but we have had many such jokes about not being able to have A or R as an initial.
    Sadly I have no pictures of the shop just many fond memories.

    • Bill Bevan
      June 24, 2014

      Hi Terry, thank you for getting in touch. I wonder where the R… story comes from.

      I was gutted when new owners painted over the Noted Bacon Shop sign. How could you not want to keep it?

  2. Sally Wilson
    April 1, 2017

    I too remember Sauls and a lady called Elsie, use to buy butter loose they’cut it form a huge block and use wooden blocks to shape it before wrapping it,

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