Butcher who just loves to meet people

GRAHAM Triffitt has taken his trade - he is a butcher - from Fiji to Glen Innes and now to South Grafton, where he has set up shop in Skinner Street.

He arrived in Grafton five years ago on May 21 to help set up the South Ex-Servicemen's Club butchery.

“The variety of people you get out on the street make the job interesting,” he said.

Graham has worked as a butcher for 35 years and says that the industry has changed dramatically, and is concerned about the survival of the industry.

“We are a dying breed,” he said.

“It is fairly heavy work and there are not enough apprentices and trainees coming through to keep the industry alive,” he said.

When he gets a bit of time, he enjoys going out on to the deep blue sea in a sturdy vessel.

“I really enjoy off-shore fishing, especially for snapper, but I am happy with anything that is willing to take a nibble,” Graham said.

He also enjoys hitting a round of golf when he can scrape together the time.

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