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Happy Retirement John & Francine!

Palmers, the butcher, has been part of Halesworth’s Thoroughfare for over half a century with many of us being regular customers for some or even all of these years.

The Palmer Family moved to 1 Bridge House, on the Thoroughfare in February 1967 – Charlie and Jean with their daughters Susan and Sally along with son John.

In 1973, Francine and John got married and Francine joined the family team adding her special home cooked pies and pasties to the business, which have become a taste legend in themselves for locals and visitors alike.

John and Francine have worked tirelessly over the years to run their business to an exceptionally high standard with their amazing customer service and commitment to the local community.

The shop is also well known for their annual display of colourful planters brightening up the Thoroughfare. John has won the Halesworth in Bloom trophy many times for his amazing displays. John and Francine have been trading for 54 years and the time has come for them to retire. We are sad to say that they served their last pork chops and sausages on March 13th 2021.

Their faces and their legendary blue awning in the Thoroughfare will be sadly missed, but the businesses of Halesworth Town centre wish them both a very well deserved happy and healthy retirement.

John, Francine and Jean would like to thank all of their staff past and present and ALL of their loyal customers.

PS We are pleased to let you know that Emma and Wayne from the Hideout Cafe will be moving across the street into 1 Thoroughfare in early April. They hope to open