Friends of Hastings Cemetery


Edgar & Annie Laura Dyer

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 07 June 1919
Hastings. DYER.— St. Helen's-rd., Hastings, on May 31st, Annie Laura, the beloved wife Edward Dyer, late of Alton. Hants. Aged 73 years.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 07 June 1919
OBITUARY.—We regret to have to announce the death, on May 31st, of Annie Laura, wife Mr. Edward Dyer, St. Helen's-road, Hastings, after a long illness.  The first part of the funeral took place on Wednesday at St. Peter's Church, where Mr. Dyer has for some time been a sidesman, and the interment was at the Hastings Cemetery. The Rev. C. A. Sturgee-Jones officiated.  Many beautiful towers were sent relatives and friends.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 26 March 1921
DEATH OF MR. E. DYER. PROMINENT BOWLS PLAYER. A LIFE OF ACTIVITY A large circle of friends, will learn with regret of the death of Mr.
Edward Dyer, of 15, St. Helens-road, who passed away on Monday at the age 76. Mr. Dyer's life has been one of great activity in the public interest, and although he only came to Hastings in his later days, he was very well known in the town.

Edward Dyer was born May 19th, 1845, and married to  Annie Laura Brinton, eldest daughter of Mr. Brinton. J.P.. East Park , House, Southampton, on October 13th. 1876.  He was educated at Eggar's Grammar School and St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint.  His public activities may be summarised as follows:[not all listed]

Volunteer at Andover 1861, and in Alton 1865; about 25 years Church warden at Alton Parish Church; about 25 years Committee. Alton National Schools; about 40 years member of Committee, Alton Mechanical Institute, and for many years a vice president and chairman of Games Committee. For years Hon. Cor. Secretary, and arranged lectures, and other entertainments; 15 years member of Alton Fire Brigade, and for many years the Hon. Secretary, was presented with a writing case  and address when leaving, and elected member for life: many years a member of Church Choir; member Church Council: on a Committee of Alton Fuel Fund 30 years; hon. secretary Soup Fund, 1881, and for many years hon. member Hants Friendly Society. President for many years Alton Cyclists Club. ..................

Mr. Dyer has been for many years a member the Hastings and St. Conservative Club and served on the General Committee and the House Committee. He held the office of Chairman of Committee for one year.He  was a prominent bowler, and was for a number of years, a member of the Alexandra Bowling Club, of which he has been President and Chairman. The funeral took place on Thursday after- noon at the Borough Cemetery. The first part of the service was held at Holv Trinity Church, where a large number of friends attended to pay a last tribute.