Local butchers did very well in the awards, as guests at Spalding & East Elloe Butchers’ Association’s annual dinner heard when president Terry Wells spoke of the many successes enjoyed locally.
George Adams and Son Retail Ltd, Bennett Butchers, Grasmere Farm Ltd, W Hargrave and Son and Trevor Sharpe Butchers all earned prizes, with Bennett Butchers a class winner in the Lincolnshire Stuffed Chine category and Grasmere Farm Ltd a class winner in the speciality sausage category.
The association is one of two remaining in the county and celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. This is the third term in office as president for Terry, who started in the industry as a 13-year-old errand boy for M Scotney in Winfrey Avenue, Spalding, still works a couple of mornings a week at Bennett Butchers. G C Mark Adams, of George Adams and Son Retail Ltd was recently appointed as Master for the Worshipful Company of Butchers.