Alfred Patchetts Butchers

A Memory of Bingley

My gandfather was Alfred Patchett and he was a successful butcher in the making when he opened his butchers shop in Chapel Street, Bingley. I believe it is the road which runs off to the right in this photograph. I have a photo of him standing proudly in the doorway of the shop,only a young man in his early 30s. It looked to be a flat roofed building. My mum remembers as a young girl going to the shop and seeing all the meat,sawdust and blood! Not a common sight now in buchers shops... She also remembers once going wearing a red "tam o'shanter" (hat) and as he had an abattoir at the back there was a BIG BULL waiting to go to its fate. It caused a bit of a stirr when seeing mum's nice red hat! Red rag to a bull as they say. He went on to have a few butchers shops and lived on Toller Lane.

A memory shared by Linda Strong , on Jan 16th, 2011.

Comments & feedback

Sat Mar 26th 2016, at 3:02 pm

graham_smeaton_1971 commented:

The road leading off to the right is commonly called 'The Twines' but is more rightly known as the B6429 Harden Road. You can't see Chapel Lane on this photograph, it's on the left-hand side and the first proper turning beyond the furthest, 'greying' building in the distance.

Mon Aug 15th 2016, at 12:00 pm

gloryoliver commented:

Does anyone know Heather Bank, Park Side, Bingley, my mother was evacuated there from London about 1944.

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