Harveys art studio is based in an old butchers shop built in 1756, in Easthorpe, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. The Harvey family lived in the beautiful grade II listed building and are remembered throughout the market town, hence the name.
It was quite usual in the first half of the twentieth century for people to see cattle and pigs driven down Church Street to Harvey’s Slaughterhouse, still behind Number 56 as you look down Palace View. The Harvey family also owned land to the right of the shop which is now residential and known as Harvey’s Field. For many years the town circus came to Harvey’s Field and local Easthorpians still remember the annual event. “The circus people arrived about 10am complete with horses, elephants and tigers, erected the marquee for the matinee at 4pm and were gone early the next morning”. Harvey’s butcher’s shop closed in 1953.
The studio is mentioned on the Easthorpe trail: http://www.southwellcouncil.com/files/Heritage%20Trails/Easthorpe6.pdf