Shropshire Star

Tributes pour in after death of much-loved butcher who worked until the age of 87

An Oswestry butcher who was still working in the family shop at the age of 87 has passed away.

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Mo Battam outside the butcher's shop in 2014

Mo Battams began his career at the age of 13 and continued in the trade for 74 years - with a three year break when he was called into army.

Tributes have poured in following the announcement that he passed away peacefully on Wednesday.

M Battams Butchers in Beatrice Street was originally owned by George Roberts in 1858, and Mo/Maurice Battams began working there in 1947 at the age of 13.

Son, Kevin said: "He worked in the shop until he was 18 when he was called into the army in 1952 returning in 1955."