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Minstrels at the Three Jolly Butchers, Wood Green, c 1890

Minstrels at the Three Jolly Butchers, Wood Green, c 1890

A man posing by a horse-drawn trap whist behind him stand five people, three of whom appear to be white men with blackened faces. At least two of these black faced men appear to wearing stripey trousers, typical of the 'minstrel' costume worn by performers of the time.


The name above the door, presumably the landlord's, reads 'C.' or 'G.' 'ASHBY'. The Pub's lantern reads 'THE THREE JOLLY BUTCHERS'. 'DUNVILLE' is painted on the window to the right (Probably Dunville & Company - tea & spirit merchants).

You can compare this scene a photo of the pub from 1904

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