Butchering kit inspires name of Sweeney Todd Barbers in Milton

PUBLISHED: 13:00 20 August 2018

Sweeney Todd. New barbers in Milton Road, opened by Helen Stiles and Dean Phillip.


Sweeney Todd. New barbers in Milton Road, opened by Helen Stiles and Dean Phillip. Picture: MARK ATHERTON


The demon barber of Fleet Street has inspired the name of a new business in Milton.

Sweeney Todd Barbers has opened in Milton Road, in the building previously used by the butchers.

Owners Helen Stiles and Dean Phillip have kept the fridge, freezers and meat racks which inspired naming the barbers after fictional Sweeney Todd, who shaved and then murdered his customers.

Helen said: “We are open from 7am-7pm so we are available for people who work.

“We do beard-trimming, hot towel shaves and everything else you would expect from a barbers.”

Dean and Helen have around 50 years of barber experience between them.

They will be holding a charity day on September 1 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Some people will have their hair shaved off for the cause, and there will also be a barbecue.

The event starts at 1.30pm.

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