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Search Aspect ( Tom Pickering )
Location - Leeds & District

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Main Street, Tom Pickering, butchers (Garforth) (1 comment)
Colour image1960. View of Main Street showing Tom Pickering's butcher's shop on the left. The Pickering business was started by his father in the early 1900s. This shop was purchased from Sydney Toes, who had succeed his father, William Toes, as butcher on these premises. Sydney Toes had run the business for short time in the mid 1930s. The Pickering family kept animals on land rented from the Parlington estate which they slaughtered and prepared themselves on premises on Station Road. As well as running this retail shop they did considerable trade with major hotels in the area. After Tom Pickering's retirement it remained a butchers for a time, D & K Meats, but was not as successful. Also in the photo are Northern Rock Building Society, Cowburn & Co. Insurance Brokers, G Travel and the Leeds and Holbeck Building Society. Photo by Tom Pickering.
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Station Road, Tom Pickering's motor car (Garforth)
Black & White image1924. View shows Tom Pickering, of Pickering's farm and butchers, seated in his motor car in his yard on Station Road, alongside passenger Mr. C. Robinson. The car was one of a series of eight built by Harry Hodgson, motor engineer, of 25 Whitehall Road, Leeds, between 1922 and 1925, and was equipped with a 1496cc Anzani engine and a four-speed Meadows gearbox. Hodgson later designed and built 5 more Anzani-engined cars, in 1929, as well as giving automobile engineering instruction and driving lessons, and competing in motor sports.
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