Memories of Aldwick
Growing up by the sea in the 1950s and 1960s was non stop fun and excitement. A fair amount of time was getting into all sorts of mischief, the humble pea shooter was bought out at opportune moments to pepper just about anyone or anything that moved. Being chased along the sea front by a policeman and irate motorist ...Read full memory
What a surprise to find a picture of Pinehurst Caravan Park, very likely the only postcard to survive! The site was in Hewarts Lane, Rose Green. My late mother and my great-aunt purchased a caravan 'Romany' on the site and rented it out from c1956 to 1961. It was a small 4-berth, very similar to that in the middle of the photo. Pinehurst was run by a Mr Youngman - an astute businessman - and we had to sell up in '61 as he increased the rents so much. The site covered two fields I recall. His very attractive daughter gave pony & trap rides in the summer months for a small charge. He also introduced a small - very poor - putting green c1959. There was a straight driveway up to the entrance, guarded by a wide ...Read full memory
I remember that we had some wonderful days at Dark Lane on the beach when we should have been at school! And how wonderfully clear the water was, and diving off the pipe there!