History of Dryden’s

Corner of Fenkle Street, Alnwick
Corner of Fenkle Street, Alnwick
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This picture of Dryden’s Butcher’s, on the corner of Fenkle Street and Narrowgate in the 1920s, led to one reader sending in some interesting information about the history of the premises.

The building was originally a savings bank, taking over the venue after first being under the Town Hall. As the bank’s success took over it became too small and the building was sold for £270 in the 1860s to R Hunter Hairdressers. This was no ordinary hairdressers – read about this in the story on the right. Drydens’ eventually took over as butcher before it became the clock shop it is today.