Butcher still at cutting edge of meat trade

Frank Fisher, 84, owner of Fisher & Son Butchers, Dronfield has followed in his families footsteps by working full time in the butchers. Picture: Andrew Roe
Frank Fisher, 84, owner of Fisher & Son Butchers, Dronfield has followed in his families footsteps by working full time in the butchers. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Traditional butcher’s shops are back in fashion - but in Dronfield High Street, they never went out.

There has been a butcher’s at Number 5 since the 18th century. Established in 1702 , it is run by Frank Fisher, as his father, grandfather and great-grandfather did. And he is determined to keep the tradition going - even though he’s 84.

Frank Fisher, 84, owner of Fisher & Son Butchers, Dronfield has followed in his families footsteps by working full time in the butchers. Picture: Andrew Roe

Frank Fisher, 84, owner of Fisher & Son Butchers, Dronfield has followed in his families footsteps by working full time in the butchers. Picture: Andrew Roe

He’s behind the counter 9-5 every working day. “I’m everything from the MD to the floor-scrubber. The shop gives me something to get up in the morning for. After all these years, the best part of the job is still chatting with my customers,” he says. His cash register is from the 50s.