Pretty Amy Osborne really is a chip off the old block – after taking over her father’s BUTCHERS at the age of 33.
The blonde took up the reins of the family-run business after dad Dave, 55, unexpectedly died of a heart attack while on holiday last month.
Her career choice has now meant she has become one of only FOUR female butchers in the country.
Amy, from Bristol, said: “It’s a difficult situation to be in after what has happened. But I’m looking forward to doing the job.
“I was a bit apprehensive at first. But it is going to be a challenge and I know it is what my father would have wanted.”
She added she was aware there were only a few female butchers in the country after watching a television programme with her dad.
She said: “I remember talking about it with my dad. We thought it was quite interesting.
“But I am a bit of a way off. My butcher skills are going to have to improve considerably and I still have a lot to learn.”
The local community was rocked when Dave, who founded and ran Dave Giles Butcher, passed away while in Gambia.
Tributes poured in for the well-known family butcher while piles of flowers and cards were left at the shop door.
The family closed the shop temporarily as they came to terms with what happened and arranged to have Dave flown back home for a funeral.
But this week Amy re-opened the store, with help from son Jack, 15, making it three generations to be employed at the shop.
Amy’s sister, Lucy Burnett, 19, is also offering to take on shifts.
Amy said: “For me it is a challenge that is not ideal because obviously I would prefer my dad to be here.
“But I know he would be happy we are keeping it going. He built the shop up from nothing when he started so I think he would be rather proud.”
She said they would be keeping the same name above the door in respect to her father.
“It is his shop really,” she said. “We are just keeping it going for him.”
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