|Allan Eastwood, Butcher
|An undated photograph showing a prize bull which belonged to Allan Eastwood of Brewerey Farm, seen here outside the butcher’s shop. You have to say that there is something not quite right by today’s standards displaying a live animal outside a butchers shop. I guess people were not as sensitive back then.
Janet Blackburn: Carlo Harrison this picture is in the book “More of Old Aireborough” the bull west best in show one Christmas.
Aireborough Historical Society: Does it say it’s in Guiseley, Janet?
Janet Blackburn: Yes, Oxford Road.
Ann Marie Troy: Doesn’t hurt for people to be aware that yes meat actually comes from animals! That’s not being insensitive, it should mean that it causes us to think of animal welfare by not thinking meat’s some manufactured product. Too many kids these days think meat just appears on a supermarket shelf.
Kathleen Hillman: I would much like to see where the meat is coming from. You could go down the market, in Otley and see them being sold, we took pigs to be sold, and got our hens from farmers.
Joyce Woods: Allan Eastwood was my uncle, but he worked at Billy Murgs and then always in the mill. He lived in Yeadon all his life. I’ve never heard of another Allan Eastwood in Yeadon.
Margaret Hodgson: Yes, it’s strange how we become separated from the real thing by a polystyrene tray and a bit of plastic covering it! Note the displayed carcasses behind.
Janet Blackbur: I thought it was on Oxford Road, Guiseley, opposite where the Methodist church is now.
Carol Moran: He’s a beauty, and people were less sensitive in those days.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 03 May 2022.
Last updated: 03 May 2022.