From sausages and steaks to jewellery and handbags

Old Andrew Jones Butchers shop, Bethel Street, Brighouse, being converted into Additions shop and The Hair Loft hairdressers.'Mum and daughter Sally Elliott and Emily Smallman.
Old Andrew Jones Butchers shop, Bethel Street, Brighouse, being converted into Additions shop and The Hair Loft hairdressers.'Mum and daughter Sally Elliott and Emily Smallman.

BRIGHOUSE businesses continue to evolve as a 100-year-old butchers shop takes a new direction.

Andrew Jones butchers on Bethel Street, will be transformed into a shoe and accessories shop called Additions, which will be run by Sally Elliot.

Originally from Brighouse, she has previously worked in a shoe shop in the town.

“I have wanted to open a shop of my own for a while now,” said the former Lightcliffe CofE pupil.

“My husband Simon and I wanted to buy a shop rather than rent and noticed the butchers was for sale when the Olympic Torch came through Brighouse and from then we just wanted it.

“As well as shoes and jewellery we will also be selling other accessories like handbags at a reasonable price so there will something for everybody.”

The shop has been a butchers for 100 years and used to be joined with the store next door, which is now the Ryecorn Wholefoods shop.

Upstairs will also be developed into a hair and beauty shop called the Hair Loft which will eventually be run by Sally’s daughter Emily Smallman.

She is currently studying at Kirklees College in Huddersfield and the hairdressers will be looking to take on staff.

The shop is set to open on November 8 where customers can enter a competition to win a hamper for Christmas.

Sally will also be looking organise fashion shows and fund raising events in the near future to support the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.