Memories of Brighstone
Does anyone have any memories to share about my Great Auntie Margaret Ainley MBE who was head mistress at the school, she was headmistress for many years and I would love to know if the school house where she lived with my great grandparents is still in the village. She is buried in the local cemetery near to the village school. Thank you
I remember walking past here every day to school from 1950 to 1956 and then I went to Freshwater secondary modern school and still walked by it to catch the bus until I left the village in 1959. I remember the path on the left had a stile and footpath that came out by the pub, where that path joins New Road opposite was the mill stream with a wooden bridge and we used to play pooh sticks along the river bank and try to get them past the weir that was at the back of Mr Fisks farm house. My father was the village policeman and we lived at The Lindens.
I walked past these houses every day to and from school from 1956 to 1959 when my family lived at Marsh Green.
Our house is the second left and I was about 8 when this was taken. The field in front of the houses is now the site of the Methodist Chapel.