12 Marjoribanks Street was once a butcher’s run by James Farley.
The butchery was established around the start of the First World War.
According to James Farley’s son, Harold, the landlady who owned 12 and 14 Majoribanks sold both properties on the outbreak of World War I because she was convinced that the Germans were coming. James took the opportunity to purchase both and it is believed that he had the shop fronts built for both buildings.
The sign for Jas Farley, Cash Butcher, can still be seen above the shop on the small building behind the Embassy Theatre on Majoribanks Street.