Sunday 16 December 2007 10.13pm
Kennedy's Sausages, which has 9 shops in South London, including Walworth Road
and Camberwell is closing. The chain has been trading since 1877 - 130 years! As an Elephant and Castle resident it's sad to see a part of local history disappear, but it would be even sadder if the lovely old interior from my local Walworth shop is ripped out. The staff tell me that interior dates from the 1930s - they even have an old-fashioned wooden fridge!
If it were in Islington or Chelsea there would be a campaign to save it - even turning it into a cafe or a bar would be something - but I fear it's going to be lost and turned into yet another nail bar or something. Any ideas how to preserve it?