Flower of Middle Hill House Broadway kindly paid for Broadway's first
fire engine and some of the ancillary equipment.
was connected with the brewing firm of Flower & Sons in Stratford-up-on-Avon,
and became co-owner. His father founded the business, and Edgar and his
brother took over from him.
He was married to Isabella Sophia Dennis in 1859. They went on to have
five daughters and three sons. One of their sons, Richard, was killed,
fighting in the South African War, in August 1900 (The Boar War). Edgar
lived with his family in Stratford until sometime in the 1890s when he
moved to Middle Hill House.
Edgar Flower was said to have been an artist of considerable skill. He
was, at one time, chairman of The Shakespeare Memorial Association, chairman
of Shakespeare's birthplace and a governor of King Edward's school in
He died at home, in Middle Hill House, in July 1903 at the age of seventy,
and was buried in the churchyard at St. Eadburga's, Broadway.