Joseph Heonbrey Tendall (1840-1900)

From Historical Hastings

Owner of the Hastings News from 1872, he succeeded in raising the circulation of this paper to become the main competitor to the Hastings & St Leonards Observer.

His obituary in the Hastings News read "From a humble beginning Mr Tendall by sheer industry and perseverance fought his way to the forefront amongst local men and gained and enjoyed the esteem of a very wide circle of his fellow townsmen."

He was born in 1840, went to Halton National School and Parker’s Endowed School. At 13 he became an office boy for the Hastings Chronicle, at 28 Robertson Street. Tendall joined the Derwent Lodge of Masons in 1889.