Coolham, Post Office And Stores c.1950

Coolham, Post Office And Stores c.1950

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Good's Stores, bakery, Post Office and café was fire-damaged in the 1970s. The site has now been redeveloped for housing. The Blue Idol is a Quaker Friends Meeting House and guesthouse which was converted for William Penn in 1691. The Selsey Arms Inn is half-timbered with a more recent façade. It has a dog-wheel that once drove a meat roasting spit in an inglenook fireplace. Nearby is a memorial to a World War Two fighter airfield, which was used by the American Air Force.

Memories of Coolham, Post Office and Stores c1950

Our House.

We lived in this house, our dad was Albert Sheldon and the shop was called Goods Stores. It sold everthing, and had a Post Office, a Haberdashery counter and a Bakery and general food stores...we also had a huge vat of Molasses out in the back yard. We were the Sheldon twins; Christine and Patricia....we loved this house.

The Post Office And Stores

My family and I lived in the post office and stores when this picture was taken. I am Christine Sheldon, one of the twins of the Sheldon family. We loved living there, my dad was the baker and the shop sold everything - and even had a tea room. My twin and I lit a fire in the attic once with straw and set fire to the roof. Coolham is a wonderful place and we were very sad to see that the shop had been pulled down and was now flats. For a while we went to the Vikkage school on the opposite corner, which was fun, then we moved to Capel in 1952-ish to the bakery there. Happy days, Christine Grigg (nee Sheldon).

A memory of Coolham by Christine Grigg

Memories of Coolham

Coolham House

I had happy holidays at Coolham House with my Auntie Jean and Uncle Douglas (Colonel Cameron) when I was about 10 years of age. I remember there was a prisoner of war called Coconi (an Italian) working on the farm. I remember driving a horse and trap to the village. I no longer live in the area and I wondered if it still existed.

A memory of Coolham by John Potter

Summers At Coolham House

I have enjoyed summers at Coolham House from 1991 until 2012. The structures have changed very little in decades. The wildlife is wonderful: deer, foxes, pheasants, a pair of white owls, robins, thrushes, martins, woodpeckers, and wonderful butterflies grace the land. I'd love to hear what it was like long ago.

The Post Office And Stores

My family and I lived in the post office and stores when this picture was taken. I am Christine Sheldon, one of the twins of the Sheldon family. We loved living there, my dad was the baker and the shop sold everything - and even had a tea room. My twin and I lit a fire in the attic once with straw and set fire to the roof. Coolham is a wonderful place and we were very sad to see that the shop had been pulled down and was now flats. For a while we went to the Vikkage school on the opposite corner, which was fun, then we moved to Capel in 1952-ish to the bakery there. Happy days, Christine Grigg (nee Sheldon).

A memory of Coolham by Christine Grigg

Our House.

We lived in this house, our dad was Albert Sheldon and the shop was called Goods Stores. It sold everthing, and had a Post Office, a Haberdashery counter and a Bakery and general food stores...we also had a huge vat of Molasses out in the back yard. We were the Sheldon twins; Christine and Patricia....we loved this house.

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