Ruse and Sons Butchers in Long Melford founded by Teverson Ruse in 1860

His son
Henry
took it on in 1878.

Ruse & Son Butchers, Long Melford was established 1860 by my great, great Grandfather, Teverson Ruse

Henry Ruse, who took on Ruse and Sons in 1878

The delivery cart being towed here by 'Flossie' the horse, pictured here with Mr Harry Boram

Harry Boram with Flossie the horse, who towed the buthers cart

Jonas Ambrose
from the 1920’s, who
looked after Ruse
& Son
until Freddy
was old enough to take on
the shop

RUSE & SON
shop front in the
1960’s when
supermarkets hit
the scene, hence
the change of image

Ruse and Son shop front in Long Melford, Suffolk
Henry, Oliver and staff outside their butchers shop in Long Melford, suffolk

Henry, Vivienne, Oliver & staff in 1993.

Henry and Jonas Ambrose outside the Ruse and Sons butchers shop in 1912

Here is Henry and his apprentice
Jonas Ambrose outside the shop in 1912

Freddy, the owner of the shop in 1939

Henry's son Freddy
(my Grandfather) who took on the shop in 1939

Freddy’s son Henry named after his own Father. He took on the shop in 1966.

Freddy’s son Henry
named after his father.
He took on the
shop in 1966

Oliver Ruse happly serving a customer
Ruse and Son celebrated their 150th anniversary by serving the local community free burgers

Oliver, Henry’s son worked                 
in the business  from 1998 until 
2014

Ruse & Son's celebrated their
150th year by serving the local
community free burgers.


The Ruse and Son shop in 2013 with all of the meats and related products on display

Ruse & Son shop June 2013

Lizzie Cross, Henry Ruse’s daughter took over the running of the business in 2014 with Steve New, our shop manager.

Lizzie Cross ,Henry Ruse’s daughter took over the running of the business in 2014 with Steve New, our general manager.