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#601 MIchaelFeltham

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 18:06

Visited Ebby's grave today. Headstone inscription reads:

IN GOD'S KEEPING
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR HUSBAND
ALBERT VICTOR
EBBLEWHITE
PASSED AWAY DEC 11TH 1939
AGED 69 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE
EDITH HARRIETT
EBBLEWHITE
PASSED AWAY FEB 24th 1949
AGED 82 YEARS
TILL THE DAY BREAKS
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY


Did Ebby own a music shop in Aldgate? There are a few references on the internet to an A.V. Ebblewhite that ran such a shop at around this time. There is only one A.V. mentioned in the 1871 and 1901 Census. I would be interested in any info regarding Ebby. He was a real hero of the early British motor sport scene.

The grave itself was quite overgrown and the headstone had sunk a fair bit, although it was easily readable. It is easy to find: Go in the front gate of the church, turn immediate right, Ebby's grave is about six or so down on your right (the inscription is facing away from you though, towards the road).

Sorry to be so late to the party.

 

Yes Ebby's family did indeed own a music shop in Aldgate.

 

They also manufactured instruments:

 

http://www.the-saler...37-a5a00095f48f

 

http://www.vintageba...hite/4569309342

 

http://england.prm.o...i_l=E&i_id=1632

 

I used to visit the shop regularly when I first worked in the City of London in 1959.



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#602 Martin Dewey

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 21:36

Thanks for your post Michael (and for your PM).  It was worth waiting for! :)

 

Interesting that the vintage banjo link describes Ebby's shop closing after his death in 1966.  This must have been the death of his son (A.L. (Lewis) Ebblewhite, born in 1904), who was a handicapper at Goodwood after the war.  Do you know if he did indeed take over his father's shop after Ebby's death in 1939?

 

I'd be interested to hear of any recollections that you have.

 

Thanks!



#603 Vitesse2

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 21:53

I discovered - in the Yorkshire Post, of all places - the circumstances of Ebby's death. He suffered a heart attack and died at Coborn Road station in the East End.



#604 MIchaelFeltham

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:04

Thanks for your post Michael (and for your PM).  It was worth waiting for! :)

 

Interesting that the vintage banjo link describes Ebby's shop closing after his death in 1966.  This must have been the death of his son (A.L. (Lewis) Ebblewhite, born in 1904), who was a handicapper at Goodwood after the war.  Do you know if he did indeed take over his father's shop after Ebby's death in 1939?

 

I'd be interested to hear of any recollections that you have.

 

Thanks!

Yes indeed, his son ran the business and, I believe, other members of the family.

 

I can recall this (To me then!) elderly gentleman, who wore old fashioned clothing and a paisly bow tie. The shop sold sheet music, violins, bows etc strings, spare parts and ran repairs services (re-stringing violin/cello etc) bows etc.

 

Fascinating emporium which always reminded me of a Dickens shop.

 

Also interesting was another dear old friend of mine, a fellow motor racing enthusiast, Reg Hutchinson, who passed away in 1991, well into his 80s: he gave me a number of his racing books. Reg was also a timekeeper, between having quite a senior position with the Pru. I believe Reg worked under Ebby in the mid-1930s.



#605 Leif Snellman

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 21:03

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Ernst von Delius,  Waldfriedhof Dahlem, Berlin. Just a few steps from Bernd & Elly Rosemeyer

 

GEB. 29. MÄRZ 1912

GEST. 26 JULI  1937



#606 Sarthe72

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 20:37

Please excuse me joining your forum but I am researching the burial of Pierre Bouillin, better known as Pierre Levegh. I know where he is buried, I've been there, but what I am trying to research is the funeral. From the Getty Archives he seems to have been placed in the morgue at Le Mans, as would be proper, then transferred to Paris for the service and burial. But many of the photos are taken of a service at the cathedral St. Julien, Le Mans, and I have a photo of Phil Weaver getting out of the prototype D-type OVC 501 (I didn't know the car was there in 55 as well as 54) in the town square,  the Place de la Republique. Were Jaguar officially represented at the funeral and at the service at Le Mans? From the photos it would seem that after the Le Mans service the body was transported to Paris in a hearse (number plate is 75 so Paris) for the second service. Any help would be most appreciated.