Samuel Walder Sam continued in his father’s footsteps by joining the railway as a porter at Havant for the LB&SCR. Sam is second on the left, middle row
Promotion to Guard came in 1899 at which time he worked on the Hayling Branch Line.
Sam worked on the Hayling Branch line between 1899 – 1934. Following his retirement, a presentation by the National Union of Railwaymen, was organised. This is the notification that was posted.
and here is his certificate
Family Tree website belonging to Geoff Nutting. This website is well worth a visit and we also have the site owner’s permission to re-produce these images.
Sam Walder -Retirement presentation – Roger Nash
Newspaper clippings provided by Roger Nash These clips show how Sam was greatly appreciated by both the railway and the travelling public.