It is with sadness that we record the death
of Winifred Tinworth (née Neville), aged 91. Win – as she was
known – was born in Bow, East London, the daughter of a London
policeman. Her first sojourn to Thurrock occurred when her
father bought a piece of land in plotlands, Langdon Hills, prior
to the Second World War. During the war, Win was evacuated to
Taunton; and when their London home was bombed, the family moved
permanently to Langdon Hills in 1942.
After the war, Win met Stan Tinworth –
from an established Horndon on the Hill family – whom she
married in 1946. Win and Stan started their married life in
Horndon, to return there to settle in the 1980s. In the interim
they had (among other places) spent 14 years living in Coryton –
during a significant period of that village’s history; a period
that was to end with the village’s demise.
Win was well-known for her interest in and
extensive knowledge of family and local history. Well-thumbed
copies of Saffron, Cider and Honey: A Town Trial,
and Horndon on the Hill: Ancient and Modern, are treasured by
many Horndon residents. They remain the texts to which we still
turn, through which Win can still speak.
Among Win’s other interests was scouting –
Stan rose to become District Commissioner for Stanford-le-Hope
and District. She, and her family, will be remembered fondly by
many in the scouting movement. (The naming of the Scout Hut –
Tinworth Lodge – in Horndon, bears no greater testimony to their
Win leaves 3
daughters, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. A wonderful
lady who will be sadly missed.
The cover of Win's best known book