Titanic butcher’s building faces demolition

A Liverpool butcher’s shop, which supplied meat to the doomed Titanic, is under threat of demolition.

Galkoff’s butcher’s, which stopped trading in the early 1970s, was one of Liverpool’s most popular meat suppliers during the Titanic era, according to the Liverpool Echo. The butcher’s was founded by Polishman Percy Galkoff, who made his way to the city at the beginning of the 20th century.

The butcher’s shop’s building is now under threat from its neighbours, Liverpool’s School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). However, the school said it was determined to keep the building’s striking tiled frontage intact, as it represents huge historical significance for the city.

A spokesperson for the school said: “The building has been described as ‘dangerously unstable’ by a structural engineer and demolition now appears to be the most viable option. A final decision is yet to be made, but LSTM has a proven track record of regeneration, and utilising the site will be of both economic and social benefit to the area.”

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