Ditchling, Anne Of Cleeve's House c.1960

Memories of Ditchling

Green Hedges Ditchling

I wonder if anybody remembers Green Hedges. I believe it was a maternity home in 1941 as I was born there. I recently went to back to Ditchling and it is now an old people's home. My mother went to Ditchling ...Read full memory

A memory of Ditchling

Green Hedges, Westmeston

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ditchling

Westmeston Maternity Home Green Hedges

I was born at Westmeston Maternity Home in 1943. My name was Jennifer Mary Pierce and my mother was Edna Mary Peirce, a nurse there. She gave me up for adoption in 1943. Does anyone know of her, or anything about Green Hedge? My name now is Bridget Turner.

A Brief Stay In Ditchling

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Ditchling by Pam Hewer

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History

Ann of Cleves House is possibly the most impressive of Ditchling's 16th- and 17th-century buildings. The brick porch fronting the street was the entrance to the courtyard of an earlier Tudor house; it was retained when the Elizabethan timber-framed building was constructed.

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