Memories of Billingshurst

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.

Childhood Memories

I remember when the park looked like this the slide was so big. The merry go round and the horse they should put it all back like it used to be. Always thought the house named mothers garden looked black and creepy still looks like noone lives there would be nice to live there though and paint it white.

A memory of Billingshurst by Jo Weller

Sweet Shop

We used to go into a sweet shop in the High Street and buy Wagon Wheels. I am sure they were bigger then than they are now! One of the children whose parents owned the sweet shop had a snake! We were fascinated. Snakes as pets were quite rare in those days. Diana Dors used to live in Billingshurst, and we often used to see ...Read full memory

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