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.