My father Bill Finlay trained to be a butcher at the Co-operative on Bridge Street before WW2. The slaughterhouse was down a narrow passage off Deansgate leading to the rear of Tillotsons. The 1891 OS map clearly shows the abattoir and the layout can be c/ref with many of the photos. Cattle were penned off Folds Road – one of my dad’s jobs was to herd them to the abattoir from there. They were brought along Bow Street and into Bridge Street. I can’t be certain but I think this photo may be of my dad – he would have been around 25 years old at the time it was taken. If you have any textural information, he was apprenticed to Bill McMullen.