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Memories of Burgess Hill

London Road County Primary School 1962 1964

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

Inholmes

My aunt and uncle became the caretakers at Inholmes after it was converted to offices. I remember the magnificent staircase which had a huge eagle as a newel post. The range in the kitchen was the biggest I have ever seen, and the kitchens had not been touched and were exactly as they were when the house was a home. Outside ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgess Hill

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

This Is Where I Lived

Both my sister and myself were born in the first house to the left, 44 Leylands Road. My father lived there from 1936 until his death in 1981, my mother from 1937 until circa 1984

The Swimming Pool

I taught myself to swim here in the 1960s. I remember it used to be 6d to get in and you were given a wire basket to put your clothes in and you changed in the wooden changing rooms. I used to have a shower (cold) before I jumped in so the water felt warm. I must have spent hours in this place and sometimes even had ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgess Hill by Jane Hains

Wiggins Sankey

I used to work in the shop in the photo at about the time the photo was taken. That company also had a depot in Junction road next to the pub and the railway crossing, and I also worked in that depot. I have very happy memories of those times; we (my wife Doris & I) bought our first house there in Slimbridge Road .

London Road Primary School

I too remember Mrs Duckworth though she was not my teacher, my first teacher was Miss Richardson and also there was a Mrs Parrott. I then went to a class run by Mrs Donnovan, Mr Baird was head master and Ms Brown was the scary teacher, also I was in Mr Eliot's and Mr Smith's class. Of course all gone now and ...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

Burgess Hill

I lived in silverdale road from about 1960-1972 and went to dicker house and then to pneu school. We did our sewing class on the front lawn in the summer by a beautiful labernum tree. Swimming at the local pool and the goose fair! All happy memories!

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

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