Henry Copas

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Date published: 17/06/2014
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HENRY COPAS

 

THE LAST OF THE CHAIRMAKERS

 

The death took place on May 29th of Mr. Henry Copas, an inmate of Raymond's Almshouses, in his eightieth year. He was one of the last of the Newbury chairmakers, and carried on business in the Wharf for many years. This was at a time when chairmaking was quite a considerable local industry. For a period of nearly twenty years he was a Sunday School teacher at St. Nicholas, and on his retirement he was presented with a handsome timepiece, suitably inscribed from the clergy and fellow teachers.

 

The funeral took place on June 2nd, the Rev. A.W.H. Theodosins officiating at the service in St John's Church and at the interment in Newtown-road Cemetery.

 

The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. H. Copas (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Reg Legg (son-in-law and daughter), Miss R. Copas, his grandchildren Girlie, Ronnie, Doris and Roy. Harry and Willie, Mrs. R. Legg, Hilda and Mr. Seward, Mr. and Mrs. Swain.

 

Newbury Weekly News 14 June 1923

 

Not in Mrs. P.

Death June Q 1923 aged 79 Newbury 2c 275

Buried 2 June Book 1917 page 080 No. 10239

 

(2 possible births Mar Q 1841 Sept Q 1843 both Newbury).

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 14 June 1923

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