Memories of East Grinstead
I remember many happy summer holidays in East Grinstead. My grandparents bought a cottage with a large garden in Hermitage Lane, and opened it as a market garden named Uplands Nursery in about 1950. My grandfather, Major Braga (he liked to use his war title) kept it until he died in 1966. It was then run for a short time ...Read full memory
Must have been in the early 1970s when I allowed myself to be roped in as an instructor, along with Charles Sheldrick, of Charlwoods Road, and three others; to my shame, I can't properly remember their names. One was a plumber who lived in Charlwoods Road (first house on the left coming out of ...Read full memory
My great-grandfather Stephen Whiting Easton was a watchmaker who had a shop in Hartfield Road. He was also a master carpenter and he made a scale model of the local church. On his death the model was kept by his daughter Eva Luck. My family went often to view the model, but on one occasion Eva announced that she had sold it. Does anyone remember the model or know what happened to it?
I had to leave this school due to my father's death and missed it terribly. ALL my closest friends were now too far away to see. Because it was a boarding school, it was like being taken away from my family. My most enjoyable young years were had here.