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|Samuel Walder (Sam) was born in 1870 at Tower
Hill, Horsham and was the eldest son of Samuel and Caroline.
He attended Colliers School in the town paying 1/2 d a week and he left on his eleventh birthday.
In July 1888 he followed his father and started work for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) as a porter at Havant Station. Promotion to guard came in 1899 and he worked on the Havant to Hayling Island branch line for the next 35 years.
Of a jovial appearance, he is reputed to have inspired the "Sunny South Sam" poster campaign of the Southern Railway in the 1920s.
During WW2 aged 70, he came out of retirement to work as a lighting attendant on the Portsmouth to London trains.
He married Emily Cripps from Horsham in 1902 and they lived on Hayling Island. Seven years later in 1909, they moved to 7 Lymbourne Cottages, Havant from where Sam died in 1950. He and Emily are buried in Havant Cemetery.
|Sam in the uniform of an LBSCR guard, circa 1900-1910|
|Sam and Emily with son Victor Samuel and daughter Edith Gladys, circa 1920||Sam and Emily||Sam on his way to work in Southern Railway uniform, circa 1930|
|A postcard of South Hayling Station (1/2d stamp so probably turn of the century)||Langstone Bridge on the Havant to Hayling line taken just before the line closed in 1963. The train was affectionately known as the "Hayling Billy"||Mount Pleasant, Tower Hill, Horsham, where Sam lived as a child.|
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|With acknowledgement and thanks to Roger Nash for the commentary and pictures. Roger is a grandson of Sam.|
|Samuel Walder||b. 1870 Horsham||m. 1902 -Dec Qtr Horsham 2b 723||d. 1950 Havant|
|Samuel 1844||James 1817||Samuel 1795||John 1771||Elizabeth|
|Victor Samuel||b. 3 Apr 1907|
|Edith Gladys||b. 16 Dec 1915|
|1871 Census -Horsham||1871186|
|Crawley Road||Samuel Walder||Head||M||26||Railway Signalman||Cuckfield Sussex|
|Caroline Walder||Wife||M||30||Shermanbury Sussex|
|Clara Walder [Weller]||Dau||U||8||Scholar||Woodmancote Sussex|
|Annie Maria||Dau||U||4||Horsham Sussex|
|Samuel Walder||Son||U||1||Horsham Sussex|
|1881 Census -Horsham||1881209|
|Tower Hill||Samuel Walder||Head||M||37||Railway Signalman||Cuckfield Sussex|
|Caroline Walder||Wife||M||40||Shermanbury Sussex|
|Samuel Walder||Son||11||Scholar||Horsham Sussex|
|Frank Walder||Son||9||Scholar||Horsham Sussex|
|Arthur Walder||Son||6||Horsham Sussex|
|Sidney Walder||Son||4||Horsham Sussex|
|Emily Walder||Dau||1||Horsham Sussex|
|1891 Census -Havant Hants.||1891203|
Simmons Family -Railway Porter
|Samuel Walder||Boarder||U||21||Ticket Collector||Horsham Sussex|
|1901 Census -South Hayling Hants.||1901132|
|Berkeley Cottage||Samuel Walder||Lodger||U||31||Railway Guard||Horsham Sussex|