Introducing Sir Henry Lamb

Ronald Tongue has named the JP Meats butcher Sir Henry Lamb.  Pictured with owner of JP Meats, John Poxon  (w110803-1d)
Ronald Tongue has named the JP Meats butcher Sir Henry Lamb. Pictured with owner of JP Meats, John Poxon (w110803-1d)

WORKSOP man Ronald Tongue didn’t mince his words when he entered a Guardian competition to win a £50 meat voucher from a town centre butcher.

Mr Tongue, of Eastgate, came up with the “offally” good suggestion of Sir Henry Lamb as the name for the life-sized butcher outside JP Meats on Bridge Street.

The 82-year-old said he was playing around with meaty-themed words when the name came to him in a flash.

“I first thought of Sir, short for sirloin, then Henry from hen and the rest followed,” he said.

“It was all a bit of fun really.”

Mr Tongue said he was shocked to be chosen as the winner and is looking forward to spending his voucher on some tasty goodies.

“I never expected to win. I’ve been going to JP Meats since they were up near the old market place. They’re an excellent butchers and always very friendly,” he said.

“My wife Betty and I do the cooking between us – we love lamb and steaks and I particularly like a bit of meat and potato pie.”

Several readers entered our competition with names from Tony T-Bone and Charlie Choplin.

Shop owner John Poxon said he was delighted with the name for the butcher.

“It turns out Mr Tongue is one of my oldest customers – you couldn’t have picked a nicer man.”