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free football jersey HomeNewsNorth East NewsWhitley BayMuch loved Whitley Bay butcher Charlie Nicholson dies aged 91Charlie Nicholson worked at C Nicholson and Son Butchers in Whitley Bay for over 70 years he started delivering meat on his bicycle as a youngster13:30, 11 FEB 2016Updated09:06, 12 FEB 2016Charlie started work at the butchers as a young boy, and returned to the shop after becoming a master butcher when he left the Armed Forces
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A Whitley Bay butcher who gave a lifetime of service to his community has died aged 91.
Charles 'Charlie' Nicholson worked at his family's butchers C Nicholson and Son for more than 70 years.
nba wholesale mens basketball jerseys Charlie, who passed away on February 4, was the son of the founder the butchers also called Charles.
Charlie began working for his dad as a youngster first as a delivery boy delivering meat on his bicycle throughout Whitley Bay, Monkseaton, Seaton Sluice and beyond.
His love for the shop lasted a lifetime the butcher celebrated its centenary in 2014, no mean feat for a small business, and even in retirement, Charlie was a regular sight at Northumberland Farms and the Auction Markets.
His son Doug said: "Charlie didn't stop working until he was 85 he just loved the shop too much, he loved meeting the public.
"There weren't many people in Whitley Bay that Charlie didn't know. He was just that kind of guy, he loved everybody."
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After Charlie completed his service, he trained as a master butcher and NFL Shop Raiders - Buy Cheap Raiders Nike Jerseys, Hats in times of rationing it was common for him to go hunting rabbits to supplement provisions.
Charlie and his late wife Margaret celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2010, surrounded by his family.
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"Nothing was ever too much trouble to do for us. In younger life, in later life, if you needed help with anything, Charlie was always number one to count on."
Charlie was an active member of the community, well into his retirement. The well known butcher was a former member of Whitley Bay Round Table and a long standing member of the Whitley Bay Golf Club.
What he was most passionate about, however, was his garden and allotment.
"Charlie's garden was his pride and joy. It was always in perfect condition," said Doug.
Charlie and his late wife Margaret at their home in Whitley Bay
Kathryn, Charlie's granddaughter, said he was 'the best grandfather you could ever imagine'. Known for his sense of humour, kindness and patience, Charlie was a rock for the Nicholson family.