The Forge c 1909. Master blacksmith Jim Hobbs (fourth from left) is flanked by his sons Donald and Harold. Employee Walter Lambert holds the pony (extreme left) and the little old man, Jimmie Lock, retired and blind, carries a traveling blacksmith’s traveling toolbox. .
The Forge. Jim Hobbs lives in part of what was then Pilbrook Cottage, to the right.
The cost of death. Henry Coles was undertaker and coffin maker
Behind the clergy and choir at the installation of the War Memorisl in 1923 is Barnards. On the wall can be detected a stone sign indicating that A Mullard lived here.
The sign reads 'A Mullard, Carrier to Portsmouth'. His competitor, Noble White, lived just 100 yards down the High Street.
Nurse Kate Micklam with her bicycle, with her family, on the doorstep of Barnards, c 1903. She was the village midwife. "There were also several amateur midwives. The doctor was Dr Jones." Clara Fisher.
George Noble White, lived at ‘The White Cottage’, High Street and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday did the return journey from East Meon to Portsmouth, about 17 miles each way,.