East Grinstead, London Road 1914

East Grinstead, London Road 1914

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By 1914 the Cinema De Luxe had appeared at the south end of London Road. Some of the buildings on the left further downhill remain, but the street was largely rebuilt in the 1930s suburban shopping parade style.

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Arnherst House

In the 1911 census my great grandparents lived in this house - Arnherst House. John & Alice Upstone; John was a postman. Their son, John Alfred, married Lilian Blackstone Adams (from Foest Row). Then they moved to London (south) where Alice died in 1932 and John Alfred's son, Harry Edward, married Lilian Sansum and had ...Read full memory


I also remember seeing Del Shannon, Adam Faith, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Jerry Lee Lewis and Poonah (not sure of real name) and of getting on stage shaking his hand. Met my husband there, now live in Sydney Australia.


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

Forest Row

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?

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