Edwin Timms was the inspiration for Edmund Timmins in the series Lark Rise to Candleford.
Edwin was Flora's younger brother, and the eldest son of the Timms family. Edwin was thought of as an odd child, as like Flora he was quiet and thoughtful, preferring to spend his time studying local wildlife. Flora was quite protective of Edwin, walking with him to school when he first started, as she thought he may be bullied. When he left school Edwin initially followed most young men into agricultural labour in the fields, before enlisting in the Army. Edwin was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. His name is on a memorial plaque in Cottisford Church, above the pew where he and Flora used to sit.