"I started as a
messenger boy, delivering messages for the butcher on a bike with a big basket
up front, and I’m now seventy five.”
Tommy Thomson has been working in the meat industry since he was a boy. After an apprenticeship with a local butcher in his home town of Melrose on the borders, he had a full career in ASDA. He took early retirement but found life too boring, so opened up his own butcher's stall in the Market twelve years ago. He is beginning to think about retirement, but shows no signs of slowing down yet.