Death of Mr. Algernon Barkworth

Hull Times

Mr. Algernon H. Barkworth a well- known figure in Hull and east Riding public life, died on Sunday at his home at Tranby House, Hessle, at the age of 80.

For 35 years a member of the east Riding bench, Mr. Barkworth retired from the position of chairman in may last year.. At one time he was a member of the East Riding County Council, and since 1903 was a justice of the peace.

A bachelor, Mr. Barkworth travelled to many parts of the world in his younger days, and was aboard the Titanic when she sank on her maiden voyage.

Very proud of his ancestry, which has been established in Hessle for about 200 years, he resided in the house which was built by his great grandfather.

Many warm tributes were paid by his colleagues when the announcement of this resignation from the bench was made. Ald. E. C. S. Stow said: "He is a gentleman if ever there was one - a type which is fast dying out".

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