William Dennis, aged 63 years, a farm labourer of Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham, was found dead in a water tank at Appleton Farm, Ripple on the afternoon of 29 January 1934.
George and Amy – my Great Grandparents – were both born in 1884 into a world that is so different from today that it is difficult for us to imagine. Married in 1909 they lived well into old age, and were devoted to each other until the end.
A number of men in The Willis Tree fought ‘for King and Country’ during the Great War (1914-1918) and World War 2 (1939-1945). Two brothers – George and Edwin Pile – are recorded as showing exceptional bravery in the line of duty…
Alfred Hopper, born in Temple Ewell near Dover in 1857, was publican of two pubs in the hamlet of Temple Ewell between 1884 and 1901… and found himself in trouble with the police!