Following on from my snapshot into the life of my Moore ancestors, I'm following that line a bit further forward in time to tell the tale, such as I know it, of John Edward Moore, son of William in my first blog.
John was born, four years after the events at the Tollgate, in the house on Timber Hill. He was the fourth of five children born to William and his wife, Frances Palmer. His elder two brothers, William and Thomas, and his younger brother, Arthur, all followed their father's footsteps by becoming bakers and grocers in Melton Mowbray, but John appears to have had different ideas.
In the 1881 census John has moved down to Wanstead in Essex and is a bookseller. He was still following this profession when he met Lottie Fanny Cullen who, oddly enough, was the daughter of a local baker and confectioner, so maybe thoughts of home led John to the local baker's shop!