Benjamin Newport And Sons , Pork Butchers Frome. - a Memory of Frome.

My grandmother was Dorothy Mary Emma Faulkner nee Newport daughter and only surviving child of Percy Benjamin Newport and Florence nee James. She was born 21st July 1900, Percy and his brother Herbert were the sons of Benjamin Newport, they were all butchers, Percy was a bacon curer, Herbie was also the Fire Chief I understand, my mum remembers seeing him in his very ornate uniform. My granny Dorothy trained as a teacher and her first job was at Sexeys school and she was very proud of that, she taught music and was an accomplished pianist all her life. Dorothy married in 1925 and lived with Herbert in and around Leigh Dorset and she worked in the village school till she retired in 1965. Percy died in 1927 of an infection a few weeks before my mum was born so Granny Newport moved to Dorset to live with her daughter, Uncle Herbie I believe carried on the family business, he died in the 1950s. I believe we have a couple of photos of the Newport family if of any interest. Thank you Anne

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