The shop frontage of an historic kosher butchers in Liverpool is to be preserved following the award of almost £300,000 in National Lottery funding.
P. Galkoff Family Butchers was opened in 1908 by Percy Galkoff, who bought 29 Pembroke Place on a 75-year lease. The unique frontage to the former house, added in the 1930s, comprises green tiles with the name P.Galkoff in gold lettering, and the Hebrew symbol for kosher food.
The £291,300 grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) now means that the Museum of Liverpool can preserve what historians say is part of the “iconic legacy of Liverpool’s Jewish history”.
The HLF-funded project will carefully remove and conserve the historic tiles and recreate the frontage of Galkoff’s, “returning it to its original finery,” at the Museum of Liverpool, as part of an exhibition which will reveal the Secret Life of Pembroke Place, due to open in October 2018.
Museum director Janet Dugdale said: “For the Museum of Liverpool to acquire the tiled façade of P. Galkoff butcher shop, a much-loved Liverpool landmark, and preserve it for the long term, is a wonderful lasting legacy. We look forward this project enabling us to explore the history of Liverpool’s Jewish community.”
The butchers’ shopfront can be seen on this post by @missizhicks on Instagram: