Turkeys galore at butcher’s

Turkey trot...McCreary's Stores, 34 Marmion Road, Southsea, Christmas 1926

Turkey trot...McCreary's Stores, 34 Marmion Road, Southsea, Christmas 1926

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Food hygiene inspectors, look away now.

Yes, this is one of the all-time classic Christmas pictures from Portsmouth.

Imagine the furore today. This was Christmas 1926 at McCreary’s Stores, 34 Marmion Road, Southsea.

Hundreds of turkeys and geese dangle from hooks above the street in the smoke and fume-filled atmosphere.

I always wonder whether the staggering display was laid on for one day only (Christmas Eve?) or whether it lasted for several?

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