Death of “Jack” Hewitt at Denaby – A Veteran Sportsman

September 1923

Swinton & Mexborough Times, September 08

A Veteran Sportsman

Death of “Jack” Hewitt at Denaby

The death occurred, at 78, Tickhill street, Denaby Main, on Monday, of Mr. Edward (“Jack”) Hewitt, aged 64. Mr. Hewitt had been ill for a couple of years and death was due to heart trouble.

For over thirty years Mr. Hewitt was in the employment of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries Ltd., for the greater part of that time as coal inspector at Cadeby.

He was prominently associated with a good deal of the social and athletic life of the place, being particularly interested in the cricket club.

For over twenty years he was on the management committee of the latter, and formerly an enthusiastic player.

He was also interested in the bowling club. For a good many years he was a tenor of the Denaby Parish Church, and his other interests included the Ambulance Corps, the Druids, and the R.A.O.B.

He was born at Buxton, Westmoreland, and leaves a wife and one son, Mr. George E. Hewitt, of Goole journalist.

The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) at Denaby.

The Rev. H. Lee officiated. Many members of the Ambulance Brigade and of the R.A.O.B. were present.

ChopinĀ“s Funeral March was played by the Ambulance Band at the graveside. After the service the Buffalo rites were conducted by Bro. H. Lee. Floral tributes were sent by the local colliery officials, the cricket club, ambulance brigade and the R.A.O.B.

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