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Pat in the 1990's.<br />
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Britain's longest-serving butcher fears achievements like hers are headed for the chop thanks to the demise of the high street.<br />
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Pat Jenkins, who has recently celebrated her 80th birthday, has been working as a butcher for 60 years after joining her father Albert Musselwhite in the family business in 1958.<br />
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She learnt everything she knows on the job, at a time when female butchers were completely unheard of, and still runs Mason's in Bournemouth, Dorset, with her son Andrew, 55.<br />
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But Pat says the struggling high street cannot recover and local butchers are a dying breed.<br />
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Their shop on Christchurch Road was once one of 11 butchers on the three-mile stretch, but now they are the only one still going.