A year on from fire butchers is now fighting fit

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A family run butchers is back to normal a year after a fire ripped through the business.

Glaves Butchers in Brompton-by-Sawdon, which opened in 1972, suffered a devastating blaze in April last year which “ruined the abattoir” and damaged much of the property.

But on Monday the award-winning butchers was back to its pre-fire best.

James Glaves told the Scarborough News: “On Monday we re-opened the abattoir.

“It is just over a year after the fire happened which is good going.

“It was ruined. The office with the fridge and freezers suffered a lot of damaged.”

The butchers, which employs 20 staff, is known nationally for their award winning pork pies and sausages. But is also known locally for producing much of their own meat, or buying it from local farmers.

Mr Glaves added: “We’d like to thank all the staff, the EMCE, NFU, the builders and Coldtemp Refrigeration for the help and support over the last year.”

The fire began at the butchers on April 12, 2013 just after 7.30am.

Fire crews from Scarborough, Filey, Sherburn and Pickering all attended in what was describe by the fire service as ‘a major fire’.

Amazingly the butchers managed to open for business in part of the shop less than a wekk later.

Now there is no trace of the fire to be seen and all the staff are looking forward to getting back to doing what they do best.