Northam Butcher Chosen
Congratulations to Northam butcher Mr Richard Bradford, who has just been made president-elect of the South Western Area of the Meat Traders’ Council. Extending from Evesham to Lands End, it is a formidably large area to cover and Mr Bradford will next year find himself travelling many hundreds of miles in his official capacity.
Now 46, he followed his father, the late Mr Charles Bradford, in the family business at Northam and also has a shop at Westward Ho! He has already been president of the North Devon Master Butchers’ Association. The last time North Devon provided the area president was some 20 years ago when Barnstaple butcher Mr R S E Cawsey, now of Braunton, and retired, held the office.
While serving with the RASC in Palestine during the troubles there in 1947 Mr Bradford was mentioned in despatches. He has been a member of Northam Burrows Committee for a number of years, recently he received the Special Constabulary long service medal, and he is a member of the Royal North Devon Golf Club but laughingly admits he would rather not mention his handicap. He is an Old Boy of Bideford Grammar School, where his son David is now in his final year. David is not planning to continue the family’s business for in the autumn he goes to college to begin training to become a teacher. A daughter, Julie, who is 15, is at Stella Maris School.
Gazette article dated 13 April 1973