Veteran Blacksmith Dies in Forge

Published in “Hastings and St Leonards Observer”Guild Logo
Hastings, Sussex, England 2 October 1948

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A veteran blacksmith, Mr. William Joshua Errey, age 70 of 71 Hughenden-Road, died suddenly in his forge on Monday afternoon.

William at his forge.

William with his son at his forge.

He was found by his son Mr K. W. F. Errey, who previously had seen his father at the bellows.

Mr Errey had been a blacksmith all his working life and his father (David Errey 1842-1936) followed the craft before him in the same neighborhood.

Gravestone of William, his wife Edith and their daughter Marie

Gravestone of William, his wife Edith and their daughter Marie

The funeral takes place today, with the service at The Tabernacle, Cambridge road, at 11.15 a.m. followed by the internment at the Borough.

Family Tree of William Errey and Edith Playford