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Charlie Hinchliffe of Hinchliffes

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF HUDDERSFIELD FARM SHOP IS CELEBRATED IN BBC RADIO SHOW

The resilience and renewal of Britain’s oldest farm shop is chronicled in a special Radio 4’s Farming Today feature to be broadcast on Easter Monday.

Hinchliffe’s– which was established 85 years ago – will be the focus of the Radio 4 show that broadcasts to more than 1 million listeners, with interviews with octogenarian farmer Charles Hinchliffe, son of founder Allen Hinchliffe, and grandson Simon Hirst, who now runs farm shop along with brother Ben.

In the early morning show, which airs at 5.45am, journalist Caz Graham talks to the family about the history of the shop, established in 1929, and its weathering of successive storms, recessions and a devastating fire. The radio crew visited the shop, butchery and pasture around Hinchliffe’s during the hour-long recording.

Despite the majority of the farm buildings and restaurant being destroyed in...

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