Lishman’s celebrates 30 years in service

West Yorkshire butcher Lishman’s was joined by hundreds of customers, neighbours and locals to help celebrate its 30th birthday. 

Guests were entertained by live music from Reuben & Ruth and the Saltaire Strummers and kept fed by a barbecue of hot dogs, ribs and beef brisket.

Ilkley Brewery, Northern Monk, The Triangle and The Commute offered up beverages while Edward St Bakery provided pizza, cake and doughnuts.

Proceeds from games went towards Bliss, a charity which supports premature and sick babies.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along to make it a very special day to remember,” said owner David Lishman. “All our success has only been possible because we have some very good staff, some of whom have been here for many years and others who have joined more recently.

“None of it would have been possible without the support of my family – my mum and dad, my wife Lynne and daughters Sarah-Jayne and Emma. Emma is working with me now and driving the business forward.

“The business has changed hugely in the last 30 years and no doubt will change a lot in the next 30 years. Many thanks to all our friends, neighbours and customers, some of whom have been with us since 1986. Thank you all for your support and loyalty over the years.”

Lishman’s Butchers has won several awards since opening, including Champion of Champions sausage maker and Best Butcher Shop in the North of England.

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