Memories of Brimpton

Lindfield School Hyde End House

Lindfield School, Hyde End House, Brimpton. I would love to hear from anyone who has memories of Lindfield School, Hyde End House, Brimpton. I was there from when I was six until I was eight, between 1947 - 1949, and have many recollections of the place - some good: the beautiful grounds, the old kitchen ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimpton

Hyde End House

I was at school (Lindfield) in this fine old Georgian building from 1947-1951 and spent many happy hours playing in the extensive grounds and old outbuildings and stables. One year our dormitory was above the stable block where the principal was raising day old chicks to supplement our austere post-war rations. The awful ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimpton by Paul Alexander

Our First Visit 1961

As far as I was concerned, at the tender age of eleven, I belonged to a Norfolk family having only known Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, my birthplace. The untitled photograph of Hyde End House that hung in my grandfather's hall was an enigma and so intrigued my mother that she had to find out its relevence and where it was. ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimpton by Alan Hyde

The Stair Connection

One of my family lived in the post office, a Mr John Henry Stair, he lived there with his family and a Mrs Stair was the postmistress around that time. John Henry died in April 1881.

A memory of Brimpton by Ron Wheeler


This memory relates to the time I was at boarding school in Hyde End House just down the road. We used to spend our pocket money in this village shop with its characteristic smell of bacon and tea. Of course first we had to get permission to leave the school grounds to 'go up to Mullins'. Amongst our favourites were lemonade ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimpton by Paul Alexander

The Old Carved Mantlepiece

The name carved on the old oak mantlepiece is that of my great great great uncle Charles. It reads "C. Hyde Esq. 1799". He must have carved it when a teenager. The beam was offered to my father in 1961 as a momento by the then owner, Mr Pettit but because of its weight and size, we couldn't transport it home! The ...Read full memory

A memory of Brimpton by Alan Hyde

Hyde End Corner

So wish I could find more photos of Hyde End Corner because my late mum lived in the end house, the one with a shop window, the year approx. 1940. She had a well in the garden on the large piece of land to the side. Has anyone photos of this house? It would be nice to see it at different angles.

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