Yesterday we had a tea party at Vestry House Museum for current and former Warner residents. It was incredibly busy!
The longest resident had lived in a Warner property for over 80 years, and the newest for only 8 months.
One woman had come all the way up from Petersfield and brought an article from the Waltham Forest Guardian, from 1964 – it was the story of Mr Norswothy, her uncle, who was on his way to pay the weekly rent money collected from tenants into the bank. He was accompanied by a driver and a bodyguard. On the way they were attacked by a gang of thieves driving a jaguar, Mr Norsworthy was hit over the head and the thieves stole the money and got away! Mr Norsworthy lived to tell the tale and recovered from the incident, the money was not recovered!