London Road 1914, East Grinstead
Memories of London Road 1914, East Grinstead
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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 1 child (me). We lived in London until 1980. Any "stray" Upstones - I would be pleased to hear from. Thanks from Lynn Upstone
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?
Sally Busby(nee Bench)
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.
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.
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 the death toll was over 80. Later in the war a doodle bug hit the town in almost the same spot.I can remember the barrage baloons in the war. The EG railway station was unique as it had two levels. I can recall going to the Noddy to use the swings. These we chained up on Sundays so they could not be used. I now live in Canada but on visits back I always went to EG. to see my aunts and uncles. Sadly they have all passed away. I can recall the Co-Op with its blue roof. When you paid the server... Read more