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William Edward Brough

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William Edward Brough ( -1934) of W. E. Brough and Co

1934 Funeral[1]

Men who took pioneer part in the cycling, motor cycling and motor industry attended Queensberry-street Baptist Church, Nottingham, on Saturday, to pay their tributes the late Mr. W. E. Brough, who played a prominent part in the days when cycling and subsequently motoring in Nottingham were their infancy.

The services both at the church and graveside were conducted by the Rev. V. F. Smither, of the Palin-street Baptist Church.

The principal mourners were Mrs. W. E. Brough (widow); Mr. W. Brough and Mrs. Brough (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. George Brough and Mrs. Brough (son and daughter in law), Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stone (cousins), Mr. and Mrs. Langley (cousins), and Mrs. Frank Holehouse (niece).

Amongst the mourners were Mr. Herbert Synyer (late district manager of Dunlop), who was champion "penny-farthing" rider of England and a well-known track racer, Mr. Harold Karslake (of Broxtowe Hall, Nottingham), foundation member of the Association of Pioneer Motor Cyclists and formerly works manager of the late Mr. W. E. Brough: representatives of Messrs. Specialloid, Ltd. and Messrs. Cripps and Co.

The cortege included the employees of Messrs. \V. E. Brough and Co., and employees of Mr. George Brough.

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Monday 17 December 1934