A century at the Half Moon at one sitting

A hundred years of the Half Moon pub in Wilstone were represented when family members of previous publicans visited recently.

Many villagers remember the Coopers as Mrs Cooper continued as licensee for many years after the death of her husband. Before them, the Cartwright family presided. Mr Wally Cartwright, on the right, is the grandson of the landlord who took the Half Moon in 1908. Mrs Betty Smith (nee Cooper) is Mrs Cooper’s daughter and was born in the pub.

With thanks to those pictured for interrupting their lunch to be photographed!

Article appeared in the Village News October 2009 page 23

This article is an extract from previous issue of the Village News. Any mention to events in the article have probably long since passed and are for information only.

Village News October 2009

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One Comment “A century at the Half Moon at one sitting”

  • Robert Cartwright

    says:

    My great grandmother Maude Durkin (nee Cartwright) and her husband John Durkin where landlords in 1931, when Maude unfortunately died as a sequelae to childbirth.

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