Burgess Hill, Keymer Crossing 1966
Memories of Burgess Hill, Keymer Crossing 1966
Between 1964 and 1966, I used to travel by bus from Haywards Heath to school in Burgess Hill, going over Keymer crossing twice a day. If we were lucky, a train would be coming and we would get to see the crossing in action. The picture is taken looking south, towards Burgess Hill, and the signal box is visible on the far side of the crossing on the left. We would watch the signalman through the windows of the signal box as he operated the gates by turning what looked very much like an old-fashioned ship's wheel. On one occasion the train, instead of being the usual rather dull electric multiple unit, was hauled by a big mainline diesel (possibly a Class 40) in BR blue and yellow - much noisier and more impressive!
Memories of Burgess Hill
My father worked at Wiggins Sankey in the 50's and 60's, his name was Cyril Clarke but I think most people called him Noby Clarke
Dug out my old school report.. teachers on it Miss Holloway "He is still very dreamy in class" and I was top of the class!!!!! ,F W A Donaldson, P D Jackson,L Davis, J Fernee (wife of Jon Fernee) and of course the head J A Baird. Mr Baird punished me for a crime I did not commit I was pushed ...Read full memory
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
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