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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   George Wintle
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   15 May 1916
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   10 Northbrook Street,, Newbury.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 290
Record number: 9514
Official at burial:
   J W Harford
Source of information:
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

George Wintle
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattinson
Date of source:    18 May 1916
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News









Today we announce the death of Mr. George Wintle, one of our leading and best known tradesmen, which took place at his residence in Northbrook-street, at the age of 73. The deceased was descended from a Gloucester family, who had been long established at Dursley. Having served his apprenticeship at Newman and Lance's (now Lance & Co.), of Cheltenham, one of the largest drapery houses in the West of England, he set sail for the Antipodes, spending a period of six years in Tasmania. The Old Country, however, had irresistible attractions, so he returned, and was led in the year 1869 to settle in Newbury. He was joined by his brother Alfred, and they succeeded to the old established business in Northbrook-street, then carried on by Mr. Edward Plumner, and formerly in the possession of Mr. W.C. Lay.


The partnership did not last many years. Alfred went out, since when the style of the firm has been that of George Wintle. The connection, however, increased, and led to the adjoining premises being secured. Having made for himself a position, he married in 1875 the only daughter of the late Mr. Henry Flint, formerly Alderman of the Borough. Mr. Wintle also entered the Town Council, but retired after a comparatively short term of office. For many years he had been a director of the Building Society. Otherwise he has not taken a very prominent part in the public of the town. Religiously he was identified with the Congregational Church, and for some thirty-five years exercised the office of Superintendent of the Sunday Schools. He was also a deacon of the church.


His recreations were music and cricket. When in the Antipodes, he represented Tasmania against other colonies in inter-Colonial competitions. On settling down at Newbury, he became a member of the club, and continued in association with it until the war caused its abandonment. He did not shine as a bat, although some of his vigorous hits are recorded as well as occasions when he gave the field an experience of leather hunting. It was, however, as a bowler that he excelled. He was of a medium pace, but had what was then very unusual, the power of making the ball curve in the air, and so could “harvest” his victims before they were fully aware. One local experience is told of him. Playing in a match between the teams of Newbury and Kingsclere, Mr. John Porter had secured the two star players, W.G. Grace and his brother E.M. Grace, both of them in the height of their cricketing career. Mr. Wintle was put on to bowl for Newbury, and at the third ball took W.G.'s wicket for a duck, following it up by getting E.M. caught in the long field. Thus he had the unique distinction of disposing of England's two best batsmen during the same afternoon.


For several years he had ceased to be a playing member, and declining health led to his gradual withdrawal from business, in which his son, Mr. George, was now able to take part. The loss of his wife took much of his enjoyment out of life, but when he came to be laid aside he received the kindly and attentive ministrations of his daughters and daughter-in-law. The end came on Thursday last, when the possession of that well developed frame, pleasing personality, musical voice, and features once so radiant and cheery, ceased to be. He was laid to rest on the followingMonday at the Cemetery in the same grave as that of his wife who died in 1906, the service which preceded the interment being at the Congregational Church, at which an impressive address was made by the pastor.


[There follows the text of the speech by the pastor, followed by a long list of mourners. The following are the family members.]


The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. G.H.F. Wintle (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs H. Howard (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Britten (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. F. Frampton (daughter and son-in-law), Mrs. Dixon Burton (daughter and son-in-law),Mr. George Buchanan (Sergt. 14th Gloucesters) and Mrs. Buchanan (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ravenor (daughter and son-in-law), Miss J. Wintle (sister), Mr. John Flint (brother-in-law), Mrs. Robert Martin junior, Miss H. Paxton.


[Followed by a long list others present and another of floral tributes.]


The coffin was of plain oak with brass furniture and name plate inscribed:


Died May 11th, 1916

Aged 73 years


Newbury Weekly News 18 May 1916

Mrs P. p.17 W86 Died 11 May 1916 aged 73

Bk 1899 p.290 no. 9514


Also Annie died 12 December 1906 aged 61


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George Wintle
Article source:    Reading Mercury
Date of source:    04 September 1880
Copyright:    © Reading Mercury




CRICKET. GRAND MATCH AT KINGSCLERE. On Tuesday last a match, which created much interest in the neighbourhood, was played on the Recreation Ground Kingsclere, between twelve of the Newbury Cricket Club aud a like number selected by Mr. John Porter, the well-known trainer for Mr. Gretton. It having been announced that the noted cricketers Dr. W. G. Grace, Mr. G. F. Grace, Mr. W. Gilbert, and Mr. I'Anson—who visited the neighbourhood for a similar match last year—would play in Mr. Porter's team, a large number of people from all parts of the district assembled to watch the game. The spot selected for the wickets commanded a splendid view the surrounding country, and the ground had been well rolled and partly re-laid for the occasion. A tent for the accommodation of the visitors had been erected. The weather was beautifully fine, and the day was every way pleasant for both players and visitors. 

Reading Mercury - Saturday 4 September 1880

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George Wintle
Drapery Store Northbrook Street, Newbury
George Wintle
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George Wintle - cricket score

©Reading Mercury 4 September 1880
George Wintle - cricket score
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W G GRACE who George Wintle was able to get out for a duck in a local cricket match.
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W G GRACE who George Wintle was able to get out for a duck in a local cricket match.


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