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The “Teas” sign can be seen clearly outside Orchard House on the left, and beneath has been added another smaller sign for “Coffee”. Is that Fred Tayman standing by the white gates? He lived in 2, The Cottage, on the left of the gates. Standing in the doorway of the formers Carpenters Arms is my grandmother, Mrs Beatrice May Longhurst. I was born in the room above the porch and lived there from 1942 to 1946.
Picture added on 21 June 2012 at 12:17
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The man that you say IS Fred Tayman, stood there in 1958 just like that as I removed the wisteria from the front of Chilmans so that I could repoint the brickwork as requested by the mortgage lender. He said "Such a shame. 'Old Dancer' planted that himself!" Five years later the wisteria sprouted up again and I have kept it ever since. Typically I still haven't finished the pointing.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 23 September 2012
How delightful to come across this!
My grandfather was a Fred Tayman who married Doris (Dolly). They had children Peter, Roy (died in infancy), Jill (adopted) and Marguerite. They moved into the Tilgate Mansion at some time in the late 1950s, I believe.
Unusual surname and most are related to us around that area. Our Fred Tayman passed away in Crawley in 1984 and my father Peter, died in 1994.
Added by Cathrine (née Tayman) on 31 July 2013
Cathrine, I believe your grandfather was Frederick H. Tayman, but I am fairly sure that the one in the photograph was Frederick Thomas Tayman who married Dorothy Margaret Johns in 1921.
No doubt both Fred Taymans are related, though, and I am sure further investigation will be worthwhile.
Added by Barry Ray on 31 July 2013
Thanks Barry. Yes, I realised after I had posted it's probably not the same one.
My grandfather was Frederick Harold Tayman, possibly born in Slaugham, but no idea who his parents were.
So this one is probably related somehow but I don't have access to online records at this stage or anyone left to ask about it. TY.
Added by Cathrine (née Tayman) on 31 July 2013
From viewing a free BMD site I can see that Frederick's parents (your great-grandparents) were William Eli Tayman (b.1882) and Ada Elizabeth Goacher (b. 1883) who married in Jan/March 1909. Their children were Daisy (b. 1909), Louis (1911), Olive (1915) and, of course, Frederick (1918). Seems likely that there may be some fairly-close relatives for you to find!
Added by Barry Ray on 31 July 2013
Gosh, thank you so much! Rather exciting. I shall look up the UK BMD sites.
Blessings to you from Australia.
Added by Cathrine (née Tayman) on 31 July 2013
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