Photo collector Eddie King dies

MDL090309A2 Eddie King and his collections of photos and old Ilkeston memorabilia
MDL090309A2 Eddie King and his collections of photos and old Ilkeston memorabilia

AN ILKESTON man who shared with the town his vast collection of old photographs through the Advertiser’s Memory Lane pages over the past three years, has died.

Eddie King, 66, died peacefully in hospital from renal failure and lung cancer on Sunday after a long battle with illness.

The former professional accountant, who worked for Erewash Borough Council, leaves Sylvia, wife of 46 years, son Mark and his wife Linda, grandchildren Nathan and Kathryn and great-grandson, six-month-old Eli.

The Advertiser will continue to feature Eddie King’s pictures in Memory Lane at Sylvia’s request.