Family Droving Richard Pinker, September 2023
The recent article on Drove Roads was a really good read. It sparked a personal memory with me regarding my father
Arthur Aubrey Pinker participating in a drove from Trowbridge to London sometime around 1920s, presumably of sheep,
This was possibly because his father-in-law, William Rudd of Trowbridge, was a butcher.
William started in a small way operating his business from Market Street and running a market stall in the 1890s.
As the business expanded he developed two shops, one at Fore Street and the other at Newtown in Trowbridge.
I tried searching for more about Box drove routes but could not find much.
Right: My father Arthur Aubrey Pinker, standing left, and his friend S Brown in the Scouts in 1921 (courtesy Richard Pinker)