Somerset County Herald 07 May 1949 North Petherton Death and Funeral Mr E. NORTHCOMBE Hyde Park Funeral of Miss Muriel I. TRIPP Fore Street North Pertherton

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 07 May 1949

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Mr. E. NORTHCOMBE, one of the oldest inhabitants of the village, passed peacefully away at his home at Hyde Park early last week at the age of 88. A native of Bishop's Lydeard he had spent most of his life in North Petherton, being, up to his retirement, a painter and decorator in the employ of Messrs. J. Clatworthy & Sons. His only son was killed in action in the first World War, and his wife died about eight years ago.

The funeral took place on Saturday, the Vicar, the Rev. J. ADDY, officiating. The chief mourners were Mrs. W. NORTHCOMBE (daughter-in-law), Messrs. Harry and Percy NORTHCOMBE (grandsons), Mr. M. NORTHCOMBE (nephew), Mrs. P. NORTHCOMBE and Mrs. M. NORTHCOMBE, Mr. A. LAVIN, Mr. A. J. BRADBEER (friends).

There were many floral tributes. Messrs. A. W. Waterjohns & Son carried out the funeral arrangements.


The death has occurred at her home, Fore-street, North Petherton, of Miss Muriel I. TRIPP, at the age of 41 years, after a long illness. She had been employed at the Bridgwater and District Steam Laundry. The funeral took place a the Parish Church on Monday of last week. The Vicar, Rev. J. ADDY, officiated. The chief mourners were her father, sister and her brother and sister-in-law, also Mrs. N. CANTWELL (London), Mr. and Mrs. W. HODDER (Cannington), Mrs. R. JENNINGS (Wiveliscombe), Mrs. E. TUCKER (Milverton), Mrs. J. FRY (Donyatt), Miss POWELL (Taunton), Mrs. and Miss NORMAN (Wiveliscombe), and Nurse BULLOCK.

The floral tributes numbered nearly 50 and included a marble memorial vase of flowers from the management and staff of the Bridgwater Steam Laundry. The duties of undertaker were carried out by Messrs. A. W. Waterjohns & Son.

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