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Warren family at the Hyde 50 years
The Slaugham Archive
Warren family at the Hyde 50 years

In 1926 newly-married Col. J. Raymond Warren and his wife, Eveline, moved to the Hyde Estate and within a few years their children, Michael and Mary, had been born.
Some fifty years later, Colonel Warren had died but, to celebrate the golden anniversary of his family at the Hyde, Mrs Warren decided to celebrate the event by inviting past and present employees of the estate and their families to attend a party at the house.
A copy of the invitation and a newspaper article of the event can be found on picture #947.
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Those present are listed below, but there are a few queries. Please can anyone fill in the gaps, or make any corrections?
1 Arthur Farrow, 2 Ernest Tomsett (Gardener - rtd), 3 Bill Vowles (Shepherd), 4 Cyril Powell (Forester), 5 Bert Richards (Gardener), 6 Harry Bryant (Maintenance), 7 David Bryant, 8 Mrs Mary Cooper (née Bryant), 9 David Cooper, 10 Cyril Worsfold (Head gardener after William Doggett), 11 Jim Feist (Forester), 12 Sid Biggs, 13 Arthur “Joby” Johnson, 14 Mr Oldfield (House duties), 15 George Cooper (Gardener), 16 Michael Thompson (Land agent), 17 Mrs Penny Thompson, 18 Miss Trigg, 19 Mrs Jane Bryant, 20 Mrs Cox (Harry Bryant’s mother-in-law), 21 Mrs Jenny Scarles, 22 Mrs Feist, 23 Mrs Ada Bailey, 24 Mrs Eileen Vowles, 25 Mrs Richards, 26 Mrs Worsfold, 27 Mrs Ruby Tomsett, 28 Mrs Vi Johnson, 29 Mrs Oldfield (House duties), 30 Mrs Rose Cooper, 31 Mrs Edith Biggs, 32 Mrs Diana Fenn (lost her husband, Sydney, in WWII, chauffeur), 33 Miss Grace Wyles, 34 David Rennie (Land agent - rtd), 35 Bill Scott (Shepherd), 36 Mrs Margaret Scott, 37 Aubrey Buss (Maintenance), 38 Mrs Buss, 39 Fred Jenkins (Forester), 40 Mrs Frances Jenkins, 41 Mrs Gladys Chatfield (née Rapley), 42 Jim Bailey, 43 Mrs Rennie, 44 Mrs Gillian Warren (née Kleinwort) (Michael’s wife), 45 Charles Warren, 46 Mrs Mary Habershon (née Warren), 47 Mrs Eveline Warren, 48 Michael Warren, 49 Arthur Chamberlain (Gardener - rtd), 50 Bill Rapley (Head gamekeeper – rtd), 51 Master Powell, 52 Pamela Vowles, 53 Paul Vowles, 54 Venus.
The photograph and the names above were kindly supplied by Mary Habershon (née Warren), Daphne Verlander (née Rapley), Sid and Jim Biggs, Jane Bryant, Peter and David Cooper, and Mrs Effie Wellington (née Tomsett).

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I think 53 is Pamela Vowles.

(Thanks Sam. Above list amended. Barry)
Added by Sam Butler (née Gordon) on 26 November 2013
There have been other identifications as follows:- 4 Cyril Powell (Forester), 5 Bert Richards (Gardener), 18 Miss Trigg, 27 Mrs Trigg, 26 Mrs Worsfold, 42 Jim Bailey, and 23 Mrs Ada Bailey. Many thanks to Jane Bryant, Peter and David Cooper, and Mrs Effie Wellington (née Tomsett).
Added by Barry Ray on 29 November 2013
I always thought Pamela Vowles had blonde hair, from the days of the Handcross youth club in the 1980s.

Added by Anon on 13 April 2015
You are right, Anon. She was also a girl!
I meant 52.

(Sam, above list now corrected. Barry)

Added by Sam Butler (née Gordon) on 14 April 2015
Mr Oldfield (House Duties) is, in fact, Eric Oldfield.
He wasn't actually married to "Mrs Oldfield" (Joan), but would have married her if he hadn't died of cancer the following year.
He was my father.
Added by Mary Whittle on 27 May 2016
No. 53 is Paul Vowles, Pamela's brother.

(Jerry, many thanks. List now adjusted. Barry)
Added by Jerry Manthorpe on 06 July 2016
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