Very Well Respected Taxidermist

It was 100 years ago this year that Carnforth taxidermist

‘Tommy’ Salkeld in his workshop

It is stated that Thomas Salkeld was apprentice to the celebrated Carnforth taxidermist’s H. MURRAY & SON, however, this was not the case as he was indeed self taught. Occasionally Salkeld worked for Murray on a part time basis as and when required mainly during Murray’s busy periods.
Dispite a long prolific taxidermy career we do not see much of his work today
apart from Fox, Hare and Otter masks that were his speciality.

We would like to hear from anyone who has information on this taxidermist
or maybe has any taxidermy done by him.
P lease contact us at
or via our website

Again, 100 years ago this year LEWIS HUTTON, the Bristol taxidermist
died aged 56.

Born in London in 1857 it comes as no suprise that Lewis Hutton went on
to serve his taxidermy apprenticeship at Wards, London.
We are unsure when he moved to Bristol, but he is recorded in the city in 1881.

His work is easily reconised as more often than not he used a rich green
dyed fern in his groundwork.
Clearly Lewis Hutton had a sucessful business in Bristol as he himself ran his business upto his death in March 1913 (36 yrs) with his son Frederick
taking over the business but still trading under the name of his father until 1951.

See our Lewis Hutton Page
(Pictorial History – Lewis Hutton)

Stepping back a little further in time, it was 150 years ago this year that Southport taxidermist W.R (William Rochford) HINE was born in Winnipeg, Canada.
Hine came to England circa 1892, first settling in Manchester before moving to Southport, Lancashire to set up his business in Lord Street. Hine continued his business in Lord Street until his death in 1935, his shop is now an Italian resturant.

Hine was a very well respected taxidermist, his work is of a highest standard and much sought after by collectors today.

The finest known collection of taxidermy by HINE is the
which is now owned by the BHTS TRUST.

Restoration of this collection is now being undertaken and will be available for public display when completed.
A number of cases are due to go back on display to the public later in the year.
We will of course keep you informed with details when confirmed.