War had just started when the 1939 register was taken. It shows that the number of occupants living at Ladymoor Gate farm had continued to decline, from the nine in 1911 and the five in 1921, the house was now home to only three residents. 

William T Poyser,  born 1st March 1892, a married dairy farmer

Florie Poyser, born 19 August 1896, his wife, unpaid domestic duties,

William T Poyser, born 23rd February 1919, employed as a railway waggon inspector.