140-year-old tripe shop re-opens as modern deli

LOAD OF TRIPE: Nigel Schofield in the new deli, on Carlton Street.

LOAD OF TRIPE: Nigel Schofield in the new deli, on Carlton Street.

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A 140-year-old tripe shop has re-opened as a modern deli.

Schofield’s in Castleford nearly stopped selling the offal, made from cows’ stomach lining, after moving from Castleford Market to Carlton Street. But Nigel Schofield, one of several generations of the family to run the business, was persuaded to keep selling it by his father.

Nigel said tripe sales had declined in recent years and Schofield’s now sells more sandwiches, salads, cheeses and pies. He said: “We used to sell udder, cow heel and dark tripe in times gone by. I wasn’t going to continue selling tripe but my father talked me into it. I said I’d give it a bash.”

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