My grandfather (Arthur Norman Cork) married Evelyn Spooner in December 1912 in Lodsworth church. She was the daughter of Henry and Ellen Spooner of Snapelands farm, her siblings included Ellen, Harry, Frederick O, and John Edward, all born during the 1880s.
They went on to have one child (my father) who was born in 1913 in Midhurst. I would be interested to know what became of the Spooner family over the years, and indeed are there any direct descendants of Henry and Ellen Spooner alive today or living in the area. I would also be interested to know if Snapelands farm is still in existence. I know that Frederick Spooner is buried in Lodsworth churchyard, in what appears to be a military grave, having died in 1915.
I don’t have any articles or artefacts directly related to Lodsworth, but should I discover any during my family research, I am quite happy to share them with you. Excellent website, most informative and helps to paint a picture of what life was like in the village a hundred or more years ago.
Best wishes to the group, and grateful for any information that you can share.