|Wolverton Express 12th October 1945
Funeral of Cosgrove Resident Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, Barge Inn
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, widow of Mr. George Brown, a former licensee of the Barge Inn Cosgrove, was buried on Saturday last. Deceased lady died at that well-known inn situate by the side of the Grand Union Canal on the previous Tuesday, at the age of 74, after 47 years residence in that licensed house. Mrs. Brown had held the licence since her husband’s death three years ago.
Of the happy disposition, she was held in affection by all with whom she came in contact, and was well known for her generosity by hundreds of anglers are used to spend weekends fishing the waters in the village. A staunch hospital worker, her efforts for the Northampton General Hospital have taken place for many years. Mrs. Brown was a regular worshipper at the Cosgrove mission hall, and on Sunday last at the mission, Mr. H Greenwood, Deanshanger, paid a fitting tribute to her life and character. The hymn “Peace, perfect peace” was sung.
: Sid Eglesfield, ?, ?, Olive Johnson, ?, ?, Doris Hill, Joan Eglesfield, Louie Hill, ?, ?, ... Eglesfield
Seated: Farmer Amos?, Mrs. Eglesfield
Front Row: Mrs. Doll Hebson, George Hill?
The Cosgrove Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul held many mourners and sympathisers on Saturday. The Rev. A Woodhouse Rector of Passenham conducted the service. The hymns “Rock of Ages” and “Jesu lover of my soul” were feelingly sung, Mrs. Feil being the organist.
Mourners present were: Mrs. Galvinoni of London, Mrs. Cova of Bristol, and Mr. and Mrs. Cawthorne of Stoke Goldington (sisters and brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Garratt of Bradwell, Mr J. Garrett of Bedford, Mr. G Garratt of Beachampton, and Mr T. Garratt of Stoke Goldington (Brothers and sisters in law), Mr. S Eglesfield, Mr. and Mrs. C Eglesfield of Stony Stratford, Mr. Ted Eglesfield of Stony Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. A Eglesfield of Wolverton, Mr. F Brown of Aldershot, Mr. and Mrs. F Brown of Northampton, Mr. and Mrs. C Hill, Mr. L Hill, Mr. F Hill of Cosgrove, Mr A. Cadd, of Coventry, Mr. and Mrs. J Hebson, Mrs. J. Johnson and Mrs. T Kightley, Mrs. D. Giddings, Miss M Eglesfield of Northampton, and Mrs. J Brown, of Castlethorpe (nephews and nieces), Mrs. Eglesfield of Cosgrove, and Mrs. H Garratt of Hanslope (sisters in law), and Mr. J Brown (brother-in-law).
Amongst those present in the church were: Miss Baines, of New Bradwell; Mrs. Beale of London; Mr. and Mrs. Gray of Castlethorpe; Mr. and Mrs. G H Winterbottom; Mrs. P Y Atkinson (also represented captain P Y Atkinson JP); Mrs. Nicholls, Miss Wells, Miss Balfour, Miss Wake, Mrs. C R Whiting, Mr. A Tack and Mrs. Noble, representing the Hospital Committee and also the majority of the members of the Women’s Institute, of which deceased was one of the oldest members.
Over Sixty Wreaths
Over 60 floral tributes were received and they were from: Sid; Doris and Charlie; Barge customers; Miss Balfour and Miss Wells; Rodney, Patrick, and Ivor Hickford; Mr. and Mrs. Goodridge, and children; Flo; Alice, Michael, John and Mr. and Mrs. Elderton; Sid Amer; Oliver and Jack; Mr. and Mrs. And Miss Brassington; Edie and Marjorie; Mrs. F. Hillyer and Mrs. G. Williams; Mrs. Cadd and Marion (Wolverton); Doll, Jack, Rosemarie and twins; Captain G H Feil MC; Mim; Annie, Maria, Liza and Rosetta; June and Audrey; Ted, Vera and Lizzie;
Mary, Grace, Gune and Philip Atkinson; Cosgrove Women’s Institute; friends at Chislehurst Kent; Mr. and Mrs. Monk; Mr. and Mrs. Winterbottom; Arthur, Dot and Sheila (Coventry); Mrs. Rivers; Chirp, Win and family; Jack, Joan, Tom and Wag; Nellie and Arthur (Wolverton); Alf Meakins Beachampton; Nellie Jim and Brian (Stony Stratford); Nora, Don and family (Northampton); Fred, Fin and family (Northampton); Jack and family; Rose and family; Ruby and Net; Mrs. Knight; Agnes and Mrs. Dilky; Rose and family (Aldershot); Brother George; Mr. and Mrs. Bushell, and family, and Ted; Pat and Pauline Bushell; F Barby; Mrs. F. Williams; past and present members of Football Club; George, Millie, and family (Potterspury); Hospital Committee; Mrs Baines, Ada, Betty and Mildred (New Bradwell); Little Mary; Anna, Will, Edith and family (New Bradwell); Jack and Lottie (Castlethorpe); Dorrie, Joe, Lou, and Mary (London); Tom and Lottie; Clara, Jack, Ruby and family; Herbert and Minnie; J Brown and family (Cosgrove); Louie and Francis; Miss Wake; friends at Northampton.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. J S. Cowley and Sons 71 High St, Stony Stratford.