Just a Butcher's Boy

ISBN 1-873203-54-3
Civilian memoir
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by Christopher Bolton
This nostalgic look at small-town life in the UK during the 1950s will delight all those old enough to remember the era depicted

A delightful book in which Christopher Bolton tells of his happy childhood days spent in the rural town of Leiston in Suffolk during the early 1950s.

He paints an evocative portrait of bygone small-town life and recalls many colourful local characters, including members of his own family, especially his grandparents, in whose family-run butcher’s shop he worked as a boy during his school holidays. 

Their simple yet contented way of life is described with an affection and gentle humour that will delight all those who remember the post-war era with similar feelings of nostalgia.

For the town and the people he remembers are typical of small towns and their inhabitants all over the UK during that era, when the pace of life seemed less hectic and although people had far less in the way of material posessions or technology, in many ways they seemed happier and more contented than today.