My grandfather, A J Hurd, was, for a time, Rudyard Kipling's head gardener at Batemans. He, my grandmother and my mother (now Joyce Richardson) and her sister (now Barbara Wainwright) lived in one of the cottages (which still exists) near the mill adjacent to Batemans. In addition to his responsibilities in the ...Read full memory
My grandmother lived in Burwash and we used to visit often from London. I used to roam around with my mother's younger half sister, picking spring flowers on the lane down to St Joseph's college and getting milk straight off the cooler at the farm there; scrumping or picking blackberries and nuts in the autumn. My ...Read full memory
I went to school at st.Josephs Salesian school a mile outside Burwash from 1939-1946 I recall there were about 10 pubs in the village and I stayed one summer with the Davies family who lived just before the church in a smugglers house where we went to bed through a hole in the wall .I remember the ...Read full memory
I have some very happy memories of growing up in and around Burwash. Both sets of my grandparents lived in Swife Lane. Mr and Mrs Frederick owned Corner Farm, where my mum grew up, and Mr and Mrs Smith lived in Byeways. I remember as a small child, we would go and visit my grandparents. If we stayed at Byeways, we would all go to ...Read full memory
i was at st.josephs salesian school 1939-1946 we would walk past batemans several times a year and i never understood why we always keep quiet when walking past the house nobody told us too??we did at times just go into the ground floor.later in life i visited batemans and was sitting on the floor one of the workers ...Read full memory
I have very fond memories when as a child in the 1950's and early 60's I visted my grandparents who lived in Ham Lane. I still visit from time to time to recall those days. We lived in Hastings and the trip by bus to Burwash was a real adventure [we were easily pleased in those days!]
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