Moore People

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth was born in Manchester in 1911. He was a skilled painter and decorator. During World War 2, he served in the desert, but caught a form of malaria transmitted by sand flies. For this, he earned the nickname ‘sandfly’ from his army colleagues. He ...
Village Blacksmith

Village Blacksmith

For many years, the blacksmith in Moore was Jack Oulton. Here he is shoeing a horse outside the Red Lion Inn. The smithy was situated in what is now the car park. The blacksmith was a very important member of the community. Not only did he shoe...