The funeral took place on Wednesday at
Madeley churchyard. For a distance of two miles blinds were
drawn and shops closed on route to the church, whilst a great
representative gathering turned out to pay a last tribute of
respect to their departed friend.
The cortege consisted of local policemen,
followed by the bearers, the hearse, three coaches and a number
||Police Inspector Jones (Wenlock), Sergts.
Morris (Ironbridge), and Durnall (Highley); P.C. Edwards
(Broseley), and P.C. Eccleston (Madeley).
||Messrs. W. J. Crawford, Russ, J. Taylor, B.
Aston, E. Bowen, F. Aston, J. Growcott, and H. Child.
||Mr. Edwin Thorley Parker, Mr. Thomas Hugh
Parker, Mr. Charles Parker, Mr. Alfred Edward Parker
|| Mr. Walter Faraday Parker (son), Mrs.
Robbins (daughter), Mrs. H. Burton Smith (daughter),
Master Broughton Parker (grandson).
||Mr. Charles Dean King (son-in-law), J. T.
Thorne, G. R. Thorne, M.P.
Also present were: Messrs. W. Taylor, A.
Owen, G. Morris, W. Alfred, J. Williams; from Court Works, Dr.
Whitfield, Dr. Ogle, Alderman A. Dyas, and Miss Owen and Mr.
F. H. Potts; from Coalbrookdale County School.
Messrs. J. Bayley and J. F. Robinson; from
Wellington Liberal and Labour Association, Mr. D. Lanyon; from
Hadley Works, Mr. H. C. Simpson; from Horsehay, and the Revs. E.
Pillifant and A. E. Shields, from Ironbridge.
Messrs. H. Jones and F. J, Jones, B. Wilson;
from Coalbrookdale, A. W. Roberts, W. J. Jeffrey, W. W. Marrion,
W. J. Legge, H. G. Castle, W. Roberts, J. Burr, C. Clark-Bruff,
and Mr. and Mrs. E. Owen from Ironbridge.
Messrs. G. E. Stokes, J. Grant, G. H. Espley,
B. Maddox, T. D. Thomas, B, Wilson, R. Jones; from Horsehay, H.
Pellows, C. R. Bartlam, W. Jones, W. F. Bryan, W. P. Pope, T.
Dorsett, J. Richards, Mrs. H. Parker, etc.
The service was most impressively conducted
by the Rev. E. Bulstrode Pryce (vicar). The body was interred in
a vault, and there was one wreath of laurel. By request there
were no flowers. The undertaking arrangements were excellently
carried out by Messrs. W. Lloyd and Sons, Ironbridge.
Courtesy of the Ironbridge George Community Archive.