Billingshurst, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Billingshurst and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Church Slopes

My mother used to walk us home this way, after I finished school. I got off the bus by the station. I used to go to the Immaculate Heart of Mary School somewhere near Billingshurst. I remember walking past the graveyard, and always feeling scared. There was a stile at the bottom of the hill, Mum had to climb over, but my ...Read full memory

My Ancestors Lived And Worked Here!

In the 1881 Census, Elizabeth Mitchell is listed as the head of the household and a widow aged 54 as her husband John Mitchell had died in February of that year and so running the Six Bells Beer House along with the help of her nephew Harry Dean aged 26 a painter born 1855 and her daughter Ellen aged ...Read full memory

Childhood

I remember Higgings toy shop, I had many a good look round there, also Bernard Bakers men's outfitters, and many more. Good days.