Coolham, Post Office And Stores c.1950

Coolham, Post Office And Stores c.1950

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Memories of Coolham

Hammer Cottage

I left Coolham 1n 1957 to go to sea to become a Salvage Diver. I was very fortunate to have achieved my ambition and became the senior diver within Admiralty Salvage. My family lived and owned Hammer Cottage, together with ...Read full memory

A memory of Coolham by Shaun Gandy

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 ...Read full memory

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, ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Coolham by Christine Grigg

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History

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.

This is an excerpt from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories, by Anthony Bryan