Lincoln family butchers to reopen after devastating fire

A Lincoln family butchers which was devastated by a fire in August last year has announced its official reopening on Thursday, February 11 after months of restoration work.

As previously reported, the fire that hit the business was caused by an electrical fault with one of the refrigerator appliances.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tackle the blaze at Foster & Sons on Monks Road, Lincoln

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tackle the blaze at Foster & Sons on Monks Road, Lincoln

Now, Paul and Mark Foster, directors of the local butchers and bakers are putting together the final touches to restore their family business, which was founded in 1888.

They also told The Lincolnite they have a special and unique surprise for the opening ceremony.

Paul said: “Its been very challenging but we are moving on. Now we are getting close to the finish, we’re delighted with all of the work behind the scene that’s gone in to make it look as it does now.

“We have been very meticulous about how it is finished off because we want it to look as good as the meat does in the window. So it has a lot to live up to.”

Mark added: “A big thank you to our customers who have stood by us as well. We have tried to give them the best service that we can under difficult conditions.

“We have had lots of support and people can’t wait to get us back. It has been quite overwhelming.  It’s that along with the support of our staff and our suppliers that has given me and Paul the strength to go through with this and rebuild.

“We’re not quitters, we don’t give up easily and it’s tested us to the absolute limit but we’re nearly there now and we’re really quite excited about getting going.”