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Memories 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

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

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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

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

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1957 1976

I was born in Burgess Hill in 1957 and lived there until 17. My parents owned Herbert & Sons Sports good shop (later just Herberts) my grandparents originlly owned it as ran it as a sports shop and shoe repairs. I went to Junction Road Junior School. Wonderful memories

Working In Burgess Hill

I worked in the ticket office at the railway station from about 1959 until about 1962. The taxi drivers would come in for tea and W.H.Smiths was attached to the building. I was one of the first to move in to the block of flats just outside and was known as Keymer Court. Much later in life I was one of the first ...Read full memory

Where All The Cars?

I would have thought even in 1965 there would have been more cars around. Not a yellow line in sight but with so little traffic there was no need. Church Road has really changed since this snap was taken, particularly toward the lower end where pedestrianization occured. Sadly Burgess Hill town centre, apart from ...Read full memory

Inholmes Cants Lane

Does anyone recall the mansion house called Inholmes. It was at the very top of Cants Lane when I was a youngster (I am now 50). It was owned by Keymer Brick and Tile Company as I grew up and then sadly demolished to make way for the present housing estate. I would appreciate any photographs or memories.

A memory of Burgess Hill

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

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