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Blackboys, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

St Phillips Convent

I believe that before the convent was called St. Michaels it was St. Phillips located on Church Street opposite Fullers Bakery. The lady would come over on our break and sell sticky buns out of a square basket for a penny a bun. I went to the convent at the age of 31/2 at in 1937. I well remember the day war broke out, ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackboys by Ann Blaker

Blackboys Post Office

This was the year that I and my family moved into the Post Office where we lived for the next 9 years. During this time I saw lots of changes to the buildings accross the Framfield Road. My father changed the inside of the Post Office. The old wooden counters were removed and replaced with open shelving and self ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackboys by John Hawes

I Was There

John your memories of Blackboys Post Office bring back cherished memories of my own. I was fortunate to have lived in Brownings Cottages opposite the PO and at the age of ten I helped ?? to remove the counters and walls one Saturday afternoon, with yourself, your father and Mr Berry, who referred to me as FOREMAN.

A memory of Blackboys by Robert Dann