Charles Thomas Paine

Date published: 29/06/2013
© Newbury Weekly News






          We regret to record the death of Mr. Charles Thomas Paine, of 36, Berkeley-road, Newbury, which took place in the Royal Berks Hospital on Tuesday morning. Mr. Paine had been under the doctor since last July and away from his work since a few days before Christmas, He had been in hospital just over a fortnight. Previously he met with two accidents within a year and the last, which occurred twelve months ago last October, considerably affected his health.


          Mr. Paine, who was 66 years of age, was popular in the town and had many friends. For 48 years he had been a turner and repairer of pianos and organs, in the employ of Messrs. Alphonse Cary Ltd. Mr. Paine was an expert on organ construction and repair work, and in the course of years had dealt with many organs in the churches of Newbury and district and even further afield.


          He was a keen gardener and was a member of the Newbury and District Gardeners' Association' also of the Newbury and District Allotment Holders' Association being, in addition, a most useful member of the latter body. Mr. Paine was one of the first members of the Old Newbury Guildhall Club, and another of his activities was that he was prominently associated with the National Deposit Friendly Society and served on the committee of Newbury District No. 1. During the War he served in the home defence corps and then helped in the manufacture of munitions at Manchester.


          He leaves a widow and one son, who has businesses in Reading and London.


          The funeral will take place on Saturday, the service at Newbury Parish Church being at 2.30 p.m. And the interment at the Newtown-road Cemetery.


Newbury Weekly News January 1936

Sources:Newbury Weekly News January 1936

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