Tributes have been paid to a renowned Powys livestock auctioneer who has sadly passed away.

James Evans who was the auctioneer at Welshpool Livestock Market and the senior partner at Powys auctioneers Morris, Marshall and Poole died earlier this month aged 92.

Current partner at Morris Marshall and Poole, Richard Evans, paid tribute to 'Jim Auctioneer' who he described as a “true gentleman”.

“Jim was a senior partner at Morris Marshall and Poole for many years,” said Mr Evans. “He was a big part of the growth of the firm in the Powys.”

Mr Evans also paid tribute to Jim’s role in making Welshpool Livestock Sales one of the key hubs for livestock trade in Mid Wales.

The market is largest prime lamb market in Western Europe is now widely regarded as the main auction outlet for the whole of Mid Wales. The site which covers 3.25 acres and can hold in excess of 1,200 cattle and 15,000 sheep.


“Jim was a very well renowned auctioneer. He was a key figure in the growth of making Welshpool livestock market into what it is today,” said Mr Evans.      

“He pushed Morris, Marshall and Poole forward over the time he was there as senior partner. He was a big part of making the market one of the central parts of the town.”

Members of the public who dealt with Jim personally have mourned the passing of a “gifted person” with “wonderful qualities and energy” leading to visitors remarking that “they had travelled the length and breadth of Britain and never seen business so well conducted.”

A service of thanksgiving for his Life will be held at Leighton Parish Church on Saturday (January 27) at 2pm, following private committal in the churchyard.