Friends of Hastings Cemetery
LONG, William. Confectioner at no.90 Norman Rd in 1880; a Crimean War veteran & local temperance evangelist; his son Harry had a shop at no.88, (photo below) & his granddaughter Edith at no.72.
When William died at 13 Warrior Gardens, his death certificate gives his occupation as a gate keeper.
Hastings & St Leonards Observer, 3rd February 1973
LONG FAMILY -
Miss Edna Annie Long, who died recently at the age of 84, was probably the oldest working newsagent in St. Leonards. She had been in business in Norman Road for 73 years and was well known as a friendly local character to hundreds of people.
Her grandfather, William Long, a veteran of the Crimean War, opened a shop at 90 Norman Road in 1880 and was succeeded by his son Harry, who died in 1897. ......
Because of the early death of her father, Miss long, from the age of nine, helped her mother in the business and eventually took over full-
......... The business remain open throughout the whole of her life, including the Second World War, and newspapers were delivered without a break over a wide area of St Leonards......She firmly refused to retire despite failing health and continued to work until the day of her death.
This concludes a family newspaper business covering 92 years in the same Road.
1891 Census -
LONG Harriet Head W F 48 Dressmaker/Furrier(Notem) London -
LONG Ada Harriet Dau S F 22 Dressmaker London -
LONG Emily Annie Dau S F 20 Dressmaker Kent -
LONG Sydney Herbert Son S M 18 Confectioner(Notem) Kent -
LONG Albert Edward Son -
Living at 90 Norman Rd
LONG Harry Head M M 23 Tailor And Tobacconist(Em'er) London -
LONG Annie Wife M F 22 Sussex -
LONG Edith Dau S F 2 Sussex -
LONG Harry Son S M 4m Sussex -
William, Harry & Annie Long