Noel Chadwick was born on
20th July 1915.
were themselves butchers and ran
their own shop on Church
father died on 25th May 1921,
but his mother kept the shop
running - with the help of her
children - until she died on
24th March 1930.
In and around Standish lived a
number of Chadwicks
who were farmers or butchers,
and were all relatives of Noel's
- now an orphan at 14 years
of age - went to work with his cousin Percy Chadwick
who was also a butcher.
In the early 1930s, Noel -
now married to Edith - bought
premises on Preston Road, Standish.
His shop, Noel Chadwick Family Butcher,
thrived and became a familiar landmark in the village for many years to come.
Then, when Noel
was called up during the War, his wife - just as his mother before him -
ran the shop in his absence.
On his return from duties, Noel
relocated the shop to nearby premises on High
Street, Standish. And later, a hugely successful stall in Wigan
Market was established. Noel
continued to build a reputation for
selling excellent meat produce right up until his death on 15th
November 1995, aged 80 years.
Since his death, the shop has diversified and been completely
refurbished, and on 16th August 2000 re-opened as the Chadwick
Family's Emporium of Fine Foods.
Today, Noel Chadwick
Ltd is owned by Noel's son John
Chadwick (Managing Director and Butcher), and is run with the help
of his son Paul (Director and Butcher), and daughters Rebecca
(PA to the MD,
Administration, Recruitment, and
Marketing/Media) and Jeanette (Butcher and counter service).
John is proud to keep the name Noel
Chadwick in his father's honour, and to continue his practice of
providing customers with the finest quality
meat and service.