Walter Purkis & Sons

Borough wide

The Purkis Family have been involved in supplying food to families in and around London for nearly two centuries. Members of the family have been Greengrocers, Butchers and Fishmongers over the years. Walter Purkis came into the Fish trade on leaving school over fourty-five years ago, when he found employment as a trainee fish salesman in the Old Billingsgate Market.
The present business was founded in1973 by Walter when he bought his first shop at the Baker's Arms, Leyton in East London. Within a few years he added a second shop in Hoe Street, Walthamstow and then a third shop in Wood Street, Walthamstow.
The business continued to expand and in 1983 Walter purchased from the Green Family, his fourth shop at Crouch End, North London. This was followed by the purchase of the fifth shop on Muswell Hill Broadway in 1987.

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