Tyneham & Worbarrow

… where time stopped in 1943

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Parishioners in 1943


The Parishioners who were displaced in 1943:

H. M. G. Bond

Henry Mark Garneys Bond (1922-) : Henry was the son of Ralph and Evelyn Bond. He later served in Royal Green Jackets and became Major-General and Brigadier.

E. M. G. Bond

Elizabeth Mary Garneys Bond (1921-) : Elizabeth was the daughter of Ralph and Evelyn Bond.

Mr & Mrs Ralph Bond

William Ralph Garneys Bond (12 Dec 1880 - 10 Feb 1952): Known as Ralph.

Evelyn Isabel Bond (nee Blake) (11 Sep 1884 - 3 Sep 1954):

Ralph and Evelyn had two children, Henry and Elizabeth (see above).

Mr & Mrs William Bond

Miss Margaret Bond

Margaret Helen ‘Margot’ Bond (1892-1988)

The Misses Blake

Alice Victoria Blake (1887-1970): spinster sister of Mrs. Ralph Bond

Phyllis Constance Blake (1893-1976): spinster sister of Mrs. Ralph Bond

Mr & Mrs Churchill

S G Churchill was the farmer at Tyneham Farm.

Mr & Mrs Curtis

Joe Dando

Joseph Alfred Dando (1912-2002): Joe Dando worked as a Servant for the Bond Family at Tyneham House from 1926. He married Alice Edith ‘Rose’ Wellman, daughter of Bob & Alice Wellman, in 1934. Rose was also a servant at Tyneham House.

George & Ellen Davis

Mr & Mrs Phillip Draper

Phillip Draper lived at ‘Sheepleaze’ on the cliffs above Worbarrow.

Mrs Jane Draper

Gwendoline Driscoll

Mrs Gwendoline Driscoll was the shopkeeper at the Post Office.

Mr & Mrs Durrant

Maud Ellis

Miss Maud Ellis lived in ‘The Bungalow’ on the cliff edge overlooking Worbarrow Bay.

George, Lily & Archie Everett

The Rev. & Mrs Frend

Revd. Edwin George Clifford Frend (1871-1937).

Edith Frend nee Bacon (1876-1966)

William Frend

William Hugh Clifford Frend (1916-2005): Second son of Revd. Edwin & Mrs Edith Frend

Tom, Virtue & John Gould

Thomas Henry Mansbridge Gould (1872-1948) was the Head Gardener.

Virtue Mary Park Gould (nee Everett) (1877-1964)

Tom married Virtue at Tyneham on 20 April 1904.

Harry, Marjorie, Arthur Grant

Harry Grant was the woodman at Tyneham House from 1926.

Arthur Henry John Grant (1922-2010): Arthur later married Grace and had two children, Geoffrey and Annette. Arthur’s ashes are buried in the graveyard at Tyneham Church.

Cyril Griffiths

James & Edith Herd

Mrs Edith Herd nee Knight (1886-?). Born Edith Knight, she married Harry Barnes in 1908 at East Lulworth and then married Scotsman James Forgan Herd in 1920. Edith was the postmistress in the 1930s.

James Forgan Herd (1892-1943). James died early in 1943 before the eviction.

Charlotte & Helen Hole

William Holland

Herbert & Jessie House

Herbert John House (1889-1958): Herbert was the farmer at North Egliston, sometimes referred to as South Tyneham Farm.

Jessie Emily Pitcher House nee Bowditch (1893-1978)

Gerald, Gwen & Poppy House

Gerald, Gwen and Poppy were children of Herbert & Jessie House.

Gerald House (1918-)

Gwendoline ‘Gwen’ House (1923-)

Poppy C House (1925-2006): Poppy was 18 when evacuated. She married Clifford Budden in 1946 and they had three children. After Clifford’s death, Poppy married Gilbert Frank Ingram in 1980.

William House

Arthur & Rose House

Sylvia House

Sylvia House (1919-1999) was a daughter of Herbert & Jessica (Jessie) House of Povington Farm. She married George Francis Braisby (1917-2000) of Blackmanston Farm, Steeple in 1943 - they were the last couple to be married at Tyneham.

Mr & Mrs Howard

Percy Howard

George Howard

Percy & Ellen Kerley

Albert & Reginald Longman

Lived at Longman’s Farm, Baltington

Charles Meech

Charlie Meech was the son of Emily Taylor, the Laundress, from her first marriage. He was the ‘Odd Man’ at Tyneham House.

Jack & Alice Miller

John Alfred ‘Jack’ Miller (1866-1947) was also known as ‘Jam’.

Alice Mary White Miller nee Rose (c.1866-1959) was known as ’Miggie’.

Jam and Miggie lived at Rose Cottage, above Worbarrow Bay.

Charles & Harriet Miller

Charles William Miller (1852-1943): Charlie died a few days after the evacuation and the Army gave permission for him to be buried at Tyneham.

Harriet Deborah Miller (nee White) (1854-1947): Harriet was buried at Wareham.

Charles and Harriet lived at Fern Cottage, Worbarrow.

Thomas & Minnie Miller

Minnie Louisa Miller (1885-1965)

Winifred & Beatrice Minterne

Winifred Elizabeth Minterne (1901-1973)

Beatrice Ann Minterne (1904-1966)

Tom Minterne

William Thomas Minterne (1862-1925)

The Rev. & Mrs Money

Revd. Humphrey Churchill Money (1884-1954) :

Mary Constance Money (nee Henderson) (c.1889-)

Mr & Mrs Pritchard & son Arthur

Mrs Malvina Pritchard (c.1875-1964) was the Principal Teacher at Tyneham School. Her husband was Arthur Charles Pritchard (c. 1869-1929). Arthur Walter Pritchard (1917-1988) was their adopted son.

Mrs Rayner

Walter & Kate Smith

Walter Case Smith (1861-1948): Walter, nicknamed ‘Leather Jacket’, farmed Tyneham Farm during the 1930s and up to the eviction in December 1943. He moved to Holly Lodge at Stapehill near Wimborne and died on 18 January 1948.

Kate Theodora Smith nee Doble: Walter and Kate married in 1907.

Arthur & Phillis Stockley

Mr & Mrs James Tassell

William, Elizabeth & Helen Taylor

William Taylor: William was the woodman of Tyneham and was appointed Parish Clerk and Sexton by the Bond family. His wife was Emily, the laundress. She also doubled as local ‘midwife’ and was also caretaker for the church and school. Shed died in 1917 aged 52.

Harriet Elizabeth Taylor 1892-d : Known as Bessie.

Helen Beatrice Taylor 1901-1999 : Helen, known as ‘Beattie’ was the Seamstress at Tyneham House. She was the person who pinned the note on to the church door in 1943 saying ‘’Please treat the church and houses with care. We have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly’.‘

After being displaced, the Taylor Family went t live at Corfe Castle.

Mr & Mrs Albert Toms

Mr & Mrs Upshall

William Upshall was a shepherd. The family lived at 4 The Row from 1925-1929.

Reginald Ware

Reginald Gower Ware 1891-1973 : Reggie was an ex-soldier severely wounded in World War 1. His left arm was virtually useless and he also suffered serious injury to his abdomen. He lived at Gate Cottage near the lower end of the Gwyle Stream. He had a boat called Witch of Worbarrow.

Mrs Wheeler

Mary Jane Wheeler was a widow whose late husband John was a cotton magnate from the Midlands. Mary had no children of her own but adopted her sister’s four children when their parents died.

Bob & Alice Wellman

Robert Wellman 1887-1964. Robert married Alice Victoria Lucas in 1912.

Alice Victoria Wellman (nee Lucas) 1887-1975. Alice was the daughter of ‘Shepherd’ Lucas (James William Lucas 1848-1925).

Their daughter Alice ‘Rose’ Wellman married Joe Dando in 1934

Ernest & Evelyn Whitlock



Many snippets of the information about individual parishioners have been gleaned from:

Dr. Andrew Norman’s ‘Tyneham: A Tribute’.

Lilian Bond’s ‘Tyneham: A Lost Heritage

Rodney Legg’s ‘Tyneham: Dorset’s Ghost Village’


If you have any information about individual parishioners that you would like to share, please email info@tynehamopc.org.uk