A PICTURE of Huddersfield Cattle Market in 1945, in our All Our Yesterdays feature on November 30, caught the eye of reader Sam Hinchliffe.
The picture came from Laurie Stead, who kept it because it featured his uncle Granville Parkin, who was a farmer first at Pole Moor then at Birchencliffe.
He was also a butcher and had a shop at the bottom of King Street in the town centre.
Sam immediately spotted his father among the men gathered round a prize-winning bull.
“My dad, Charles Robert Hinchliffe, is the man in the heavy overcoat and the flat cap centrally behind the beast’s back,” he said.
“At the time he had a butcher’s shop at 7, Manchester Street, Huddersfield, which went on to become Hinchliffe's Farm Shop at Netherton.
“The man with the round face and flat cap to the right of my father had the job of moving the animals around the sale ring.
“Immediately to the left and behind Granville Parkin, with the hat and cigarette, is Mr B W (but known to all as Sonny) Coates, farmer and cattle dealer from Castle Hill.”
Sam recalls that other people in the meat, farming and butchery trades included Wilf Dyson, a butcher from Lindley, and Lewis Riley.
“1954 was the year when meat came off Government control after the war.
“Cattle, turkeys, pullets and cases of duck eggs were bought in Ireland, on Thursdays, and delivered by rail to the Hillhouse sidings,” said Sam.