Charles (Charlie) Henry England


Charlie started work in the butchery trade working for his father. He opened his first butchers shop on Roundhay Road in Leeds. This was followed in 1928 by his shop in the Market Place Wetherby. 1930 saw another shop open in Tadcaster and finally in 1934 his shop opened in Boston Spa. He had a 70 acre farm and an abattoir at Sykes House farm. He always wore a bowler hat and at the age of 86 was still working and declared he was the oldest working butcher in England. He retired in 1966 and was very proud of the fact that he bought the prize beast at Wetherby Cattle Market every year for 38 years. Charlie died on 18 January 1968 at the age of 87 and in his published will he left £23,871 9s.

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