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I also meant to add that the 'Whitgates' I knew was a riding establishment on the road to East Grinstead just past the 'Hedgehog'. Run by a Mrs Welbourne for years but she did not own the property - a very elderly lady who lived in the house did - could she have been the recipient I wonder?
I remember Hewitts well as a child but that would be about 1973. The first shop on the other side was a hairdressers that I remember as 'Sandra's.'
My wife has a poetry book. Inside was found a love letter dated New Years Day 1943. It was addressed to a person at 'White Gates', Copthorne Bank, Sussex. It is a wonderful message from a gentleman to a lady. To hold a letter, written in the cold and darkest of days of the 1940s, when the future was unsure, and people ...Read full memory