Frank and Violet Parkin moved into The Butchers Arms in the November of 1936. Violet is still alive and now living in New Zealand. In a recent letter, she writes “We went to the Butchers soon after our marriage in October 1936, Frank was 28 and I was 27, we were the youngest pub-
They were forced to give up the pub after war broke out as, although Frank was not accepted for the armed services, he was directed to work on Destroyers in Newcastle shipyard. Uncle Lance (Johnston) lived with them at the pub for a while.
Mrs. M. Morley was a tenant at first, but she bought the Inn from the Ewebanks in 1949, then sold it the following year.