James Siddall ran a butcher's shop on Lower Seedley Road for 25 years.
He was born in Yorkshire on 4th June 1852 and came to Pendleton in about 1874. In 1877, James married Harriet Henshall. They had 2 sons and three daughters, but sadly their daughter Amy was to die when she was only 10 months old.
James owned a ran a butcher's shop at 35 Lower Seedley Road for about 25 years and later opened another butcher's shop at 129 Church Street, Pendleton. He was connected with Bethesda Chapel, Pendleton for a number of years.
For some years before he died James suffered from a heart condition, but it was on Friday 3rd June 1904 that he had a heart attack and died at his home in Pendleton. The funeral took place on Tuesday 7th June. After a service at the Bethesda Chapel, the cortege made its way to Weaste Cemetery where the committal in the Dissenters Chapel and at the graveside, in plot A4 was conducted by Rev H. Hardy. Principal mourners were James's widow Harriet; his sons H.R. and N.S. Siddall; his brothers Samuel, William, Isaac and Amos, his sisters Mrs Wills and Mrs Pearson; Mr & Mrs B. Siddall, Miss Henshall and a deputation from the Manchester and Salford Butchers Association consisting of William Chapman (President) and Mr W.M. Heap.