Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Meat Mongers

Wellawatte Market Butchers stall in 1981.

The friendly butcher who makes the cleanest cut to et the best of profits slicing the meat, adding the fat, intriducing a bone here and there. The wily customer telling him exactly what she wants and weeding out tyhe offal from the meat.

The market is managed and controlled by the Colombo Municipal Council who ensure that the meat is slaughtered and delivered in keeping with the required health and safety standards. A Municipal Inspector, spotlessly clad in white uniform, is available within the market for managing this. {pic, courtesy Michael Satchie, 1981]

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