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Half Moon, Warninglid
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Half Moon, Warninglid

A welcome view of the Half Moon for travellers entering the village along Warninglid Lane. On the right of the road two young lads have found a good place to sit and watch the passing traffic. There appears to a commercial building on the extreme right of the picture perhaps situated in what is now the front garden of Pear Trees. There is a small building marked in the 1842 Tithe Map at plot 998 in that location which is described as “Wheelwrights shop and yard”, owned by E. E. Longford and occupied by John Walder. The building also appears on later maps, the latest being 1913.
Picture added on 22 June 2012 at 09:18
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That commercial building, I think, is the back of the wheelwrights; my ancestors home.
Mary Ann Walder lived in Warninglid until she moved to London in 1864 with her new husband. Yet he lived several miles away in Brighton and I wonder how they met. He was a servant.
No doubt in 1862/1863 Warninglid had several country manors? I don't know when Lydhurst was built.
I reckon they met through work.
Added by Benjamin Caine on 27 April 2015
Further to picture #268, their "home" was just around the corner, of course.
I think it very likely that Mary Ann Walder, daughter of the younger John Walder, met her husband through work as the country landowners often took servants with them when they went visiting.
Lydhurst has a history dating back to the early part of the 18th century when it was known as Marriotts. As my father wrote in one of his books "Lydhurst over the years has always been tied in with the village of Warninglid and up to a few years ago there were not many villagers who didn't have one member of the family or couldn't remember their ancesters working on the estate."
Added by Barry Ray on 28 April 2015
Thanks. Her future husband was a footman and servant so he must have met her through work.
They lived 13 miles apart, but even in 1862/1863 that was not a great deal. He may have driven the horse and carriage for Lydhurst.
John Walder the younger may have made wheels for the carriages for Lydhurst and other manors.
Added by Benjamin Caine on 28 April 2015
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