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Clearwell Cross and Yarworth butcher shop

An old photo of Clearwell Cross in the centre of Clearwell village.

Clearwell village showing The Cross. The sign on the shop says W Yarworth, Butcher.

Maurice Oliver added: "... I think Yarworths moved down the road opposite the Well and the old shop became the Post Office?".

Jeff Jones added: "... When he first married in 1865 young William was working for his father Thomas, a stone merchant & quarry owner. It was probably this Thomas Yarworth who supplied Clearwell's stone cross, see https://www.sungreen.co.uk/Broadwell/Clearwell_Cross.htm. The 1894 Kellys Directory of Clearwell lists William as "Butcher & Grocer, Post Office", as he still was in the 1901 Census. That Census states his eldest son Robert is Wm's assistant butcher. Oddly I cannot find William or wife Kate in the 1911 Census, but by 1911 son Robert is now a butcher in Tredegar, South Wales, suggesting William has shut his shop. By 1920 and Wm's daughter's marriage William is shown as a farmer, he dies and is buried in Clearwell in 1922 aged 79. The pub opposite the shop is the Wyndham Arms, the landlady in 1894 was Alice Walker who's name is on the sign, but by 1902 it was Maynard Keyse. All this, plus the children's clothes, place this photo at abt 1900".

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