From the Market Town of Otley Wharfedale in the heart of
the Yorkshire Dales
My name is Anthony Middlemiss. I am a
butcher working in the family business in Otley
West Yorkshire. Please feel free to comment on on my pages
anything that you like or dislike about my efforts.
Otley The Market
Our Shop at
3 Market Street
Otley The Market Town
Otley is a small rural market town situated towards the
lower end of the Wharfe Valley wrapped between the Chevin and rolling
foothills of the moors; dissected by the river Wharfe, Otley is the
natural gateway to the scenic dales .
Thomas Chippendale the famous cabinet maker was born in
Otley his statue can be seen standing in Manor Square next to the Old
Grammar School he once attended. The surrounding countryside is rich in
the old rural economy of Britain dependent on small scale family run
farms, in which livestock and arable production are evenly mixed.
Production is distributed through local abattoirs and markets.
The result has been a thriving rural economy, an abundant supply of
nutritious food and a self renewing countryside.
The unique appearance of our landscape results from this old economy,
with hedges and boundaries maintained to keep in livestock, and
copses and coverts set aside for hunting and shooting.
Our company was first established in 1881 by John
Middlemiss, the present owners great great Grandfather, from a Market
Stall in the adjoining square, moving into the present premises in
1900 Five generations of the family have now been providing the
towns people of Otley with
quality meats and meat products for
over 120 years.
Please come and meet our staff
Tony , Peter ,Martin, and Dan are our shop staff
who are waiting to greet you and help with your
requirements, every day from 8 am. until 6 pm. except Sunday, closed
Open Market Days in Otley are on Tuesdays Fridays and
Saturdays, these are days when the streets are filled with many
varied Market stalls. Also on Mondays and Wednesdays
And Saturdays there are Livestock auctions at the Wharfedale Farmers
Mart East Chevin Road. A good place to first view the town of
Otley is from surprise
view at the top of the Chevin, a 900ft high hill situated on the
southern most edge of the town. As you approach the brow of the hill
from the south side the whole of Wharfedale will come into view