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(From The Northern Echo)
Byline: MIKE AMOS
FILLING a gap at the Hole in the Wall, Olympic athlete George Butterfield was finally, formally, remembered this week at the pub where he was landlord.
Though the Backtrack column had played some small part in his belated recognition, the credit belonged entirely to Darlington Harriers and to Ian Barnes, the club secretary.
Among those present was Arthur Butterfield, a great nephew from Merseyside. "I was always glad to have Olympic blood in my genes, " he said, "especially when supporting Liverpool at Leeds United."
Joyce Bower, a niece from Stockton, also reckoned that athleticism must run in the family because she'd not only played county hockey but won a handbag in a Ropner Park race to mark the 1953 Coronation.
Rowland Butterfield, a nephew, claimed that his uncle George …