1928 Thundersley Triple Fatality - funeral pictures

From Southend Standard 14th June 1928

Glyn Ridge, nephew of the three Keys brothers who died following the infamous road traffic accident in Rayleigh Road on 4th June 1928, brought in to the Community Archive office some contemporary newspaper cuttings. Here is part of the pictorial section (digitally enhanced), showing two views of the extraordinary funeral procession as it arrives at St Peter's Church, Church Road, Thundersley. Click on the image in order to open it in an enlarged view. 

Photo:From the Southend Standard, 14 June 1928

From the Southend Standard, 14 June 1928

Photographer unknown, retouched D. Hurrell 2013

St Peter's Church had not yet been extended, so there would have been no room for this enormous crowd of mourners, many of whom would have been Christians from the Peculiar People denomination, which was very strong in South East Essex (evidenced by the number of vehicles attending).
For more information, click here to refer to the article by Stuart Terson entitled The Keys Brothers.

This page was added by David Hurrell on 16/09/2013.