Memories of Ditchling
I was born at Green Hedges in July 1947, shortly before the advent of the NHS. My parents lived in Lewes and my Grandfather (who paid the bills!) in Horsham. I have sometimes wondered if it was the NHS that finished it off. If I'd known it was going to turn into a nursing home, I might have asked for a return ticket! Does anyone have a picture?
I too was born at the Green Hedges nursing home during the war, though obviously I have no memories of it and have never returned. My father was in the army at the time and I have photos of him and my mother holding me in their arms outside the home. I have never been back but it is nice to learn that the building ...Read full memory
I wa Born at Greenhedges Westmeston in 1947, and spent all of my wonderfull childhood in Ditchling , I do however remember the dreadfull headmistress of the local St Margrets primary school with horror, she made both my and my elder sister Jeans life hell ,it would seem that as our Father had been an officer in the army , ...Read full memory
My mother and I want to live in Ditchling must be about 1954/55 as I was about 8 or 9 I think. My mother went to work for about 2 months as cook housekeeper for a lady and Gentleman who spent much of their time in Ceylon( as it was then). returning to their UK home in the summer. He used to breed Canary's and could ...Read full memory