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
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?
The car in this photograph is a Wolseley 10 HP car and a similar car can be currently seen on our website. The car on the website was part of a collection owned by the Lucey family in Ireland that was sold in 2007. http://www.wolseleyworld.com/index.php
My grandmother and her children lived in East Grinstead on Glen Vue. It was just a dirt road which came to a dead end. I do not remember my grandfather as he died when I was very young. I can remember spending Christmases with my grandmother. East Grinstead was hit by a bomb in the war. There was a direct hit on a cinema and ...Read full memory