Kimber, Sir Sidney & Lady Helen

Inscriptions

Grave
SIR
SIDNEY GUY KIMBER
8 OCTOBER 1942
LADY
HELEN SARAH KIMBER
12 APRIL 1958
AT REST

In addition to this memorial, the west porch designed by E Berry Webber (the architect of the Civic centre of Southampton) was built in 1955 and dedicated to Sir Sidney Kimber and his son, Wilfrid.

THIS PORCH IS DEDICATED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
SIR SIDNEY GUY KIMBER KT
HON: FREEMAN OF THIS BOROUGH & MAYOR
1918 TO 1920. FOR MANY YEARS HE DEVOTED
HIMSELF TO THE GOOD OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS
AT REST 8TH OCTOBER 1949

ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE
HELEN SARAH
AT REST 12TH APRIL 1958

IN MEMORY OF
WILFRID GUY KIMBER
AT REST 29TH OCTOBER 1946
AGED 46 YEARS

Other Information

Sir Sidney Kimber was Mayor and Alderman of Southampton and responsible for several key building projects in the city. His brick quarry is now the site of part of University of Southampton (area to the West of University Road). Further information on his works and career can be found using the links at the bottom of the page.

SIDNEY
In the 1881 census, the family were living at Roselands, Highfield. Sidney (b.1874, Highfield) was a scholar. His father, Richard (b.1824, Newbury, Berks) was a brickmaker (described as brickmaker land gravel), with a factory employing 277 men and 11 boys. His wife was Charlotte G. (b.1829, Painswick).
There were 4 other children; William L. (b.1854) an invalid with no occupation, Jane (b.1858), Mary (b.1862) and Frank (b.1863) who was a builders apprentice.
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1219; Folio: 89; Page: 16; GSU roll: 1341298.

In 1891, Sidney was an assistant manager in a brickyard. He lived in Chapel Street, South Stoneham with his father, Richard, a brick manufacturer/employer and his brother, Charles R. (b.1851, Southampton) a builder/employer. Also there was 1 general servant, Jane Brown.
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 926; Folio 98; Page 6; GSU roll: 6096036.

HELEN
In the 1871 census, Helen was shown living with her parents, William (b. 1834, Scotland) and Sarah (b. 1840, Salford, Lancashire) Walker, in Priory Road, Sale, Cheshire. William was a warehouseman. She had 4 siblings; Lizzie (b.1861), William (b.1863), John J (b.1866) and Florence (b.1869). All but Florence were scholars. They had one servant, Eliza Long.
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 3685; Folio: 51; Page: 14; GSU roll: 841873.

SIDNEY & HELEN
In the 1901 census, Sidney G Kimber was living at Oakdene, Church Lane, Highfield with his wife, Helen S. (b.1865, Sale, Cheshire). They had two children, Doris (b.1900) and Wilfred G (b.1900). Also present was a servant, Rose Ford.
Sidney was a brick manufacturer/employer.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1069; Folio: 20; Page: 31.

In the Southampton and Neighbourhood, Commercial Directory, 1912-1913, there is a listing for:
Kimber S.G. brick works, HighCrown Street, Highfield & Mount Pleasant brickworks, Sholing.

Birth record for Helen Sarah Walker, Jan-Mar 864, Altrincham, Vol 8a, p175.
Birth record for Sidney Guy Kimber, Oct-Dec 1873, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 56.

Marriage record for Sidney Guy Kimber and Helen Sarah Walker, Jan-Mar 1898, Manchester, Vol 8d, page 225.

Birth record for Doris Kimber, Apr-Jun 1899, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 77.
Birth record for Wilfred Guy Kimber, Oct-Dec 1900, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 57.

A certificate number 8634, allowing the burial ashes following cremation at Southampton Crematorium, South Stoneham Cemetery was lodged in the burial register for Christ Church, Portswood 1850-1899. It pertained to Sidney Guy Kimber, aged 75, who died on 8 October 1949 and lived at 2 Welbeck Avenue, Southampton.

Links for further information about Sir Sidney Kimber.
Wikipedia
City of Southampton Society
Southern Daily Echo

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