Butcher goes back in time for centenary

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A family of butchers took a trip down memory lane as part of celebrations marking a special milestone.

Nicholson’s Butchers held a series of events last week to mark its centenary, culminating in a free barbecue outside the shop in Park View, Whitley Bay, on Saturday – 100 years to the day since the doors first opened.

Customers were given a chance to enter a raffle to win gift vouchers or their shopping at 1914 prices, staff were dressed in old-fashioned uniforms, and owner Doug Nicholson toured the town on a traditional horse and trap alongside John Greenwood, of New Hartley, handing out discount vouchers.

Doug said: “We wanted to do something really special for our milestone centenary and our customers.

“We really pushed out the boat and the response was out of this world. It was a superb week and one we will remember for many years to come.”

From June, Nicholson’s will challenge customers and local pupils to create a recipe for a special centenary sausage with a true local flavour.

The closing date is June 14. Three shortlisted entries will be prepared and cooked outside the shop on June 21, when members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite to be sold in the shop.




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