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

Peartree Close

I was born in Burgess Hill in 1955 and lived at 18 Peartree Close. There was a rough track behind the house with rear access to garages, and we spent loads of time playing up and down this track and in the woods beyond. I used to go to London Road Primary School and remember Mrs Duckworth as my teacher. Before starting ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgess Hill by Paul Smith

London Road School Burgess Hill

I attended London Road school from 1956-1962. I can remember Mr Smith and the after school stamp club, also Miss Brown, Miss Holloway, Miss Oakley, and Mrs Parrot . When I was in Miss Browns class, some of the other children were, Marilyn Harrop, Leslie Rogers, Sheila Ashdown, Pauline Morgan, (her dad owned ...Read full memory

Mansion Close/Inholmes

I lived in what is now Mansion Close from 1978 (when I was born!) to 1995 or so. There was a picture of the mansion in a book of old photos of Burges Hill, but I can't find it now sadly. It looked fairly forbidding in the picture so I'm glad it was rather more handsome in real life from what people are saying. ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgess Hill