Death of Sir Harry Eve, Liberal MP for Ashburton, Devon 1904-07

Harry Trelawney Eve was a farmer and barrister and his short parliamentary career ended when he resigned his seat to accept a judgeship of the Chancery Division. Despite being a successful judge, he served until 1937, he was never promoted to the Court of Appeal. His obituary in the Times put this down to his pungent sayings and abilities in skits and verse which didn’t go down too well with his more straight-laced colleagues. He also enjoyed caravanning which may have been deemed a bit too bourgeois for a judge of the Appeal Court.