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Relations of John Wraite & Mary Post
In 1841 John & Mary Wraight's son William married Sarah Curling Baker the daughter of Thomas Baker & Eleanor Hunt from St Margarets at Cliffe. Her stepsister, Eleanor Hunt's daughter by her first marriage to William Marsh, Mrs Eleanor Raynor lived at Frith Farm Guston in 1851 with her husband, baliff Henry Rayner from Shepherdswell, she looked after their baby boy George, whilst their older children Elizabeth, James, Eleanor, Henry & Poebe all attended School.
In 1856 George Cousens or Cousins married Sarah the daughter of Richard, the son of John & Mary Wraight. As a boy in 1841 George Cousins lived at Crow hill Guston, with his parents Ag. Lab. George & Mary & his sister Eliza.
In 1881, James (the son of John & Mary Wraight's son James) was a shepherd from St Margarets and lived at Cherry tree Hole with his wife Sarah 42 a native of Guston, with their two children Elizabeth & David attending school. By 1901 wife Sarah had died,... Read more
What is now The Pines garden was a small holding to Miss Upjohn, she kept chickens, pigs and goats. I worked for her for about 2 years, walking from Deal each day. Most days I would take the goats (nannys) down to the beach with the kids. I would tie the nanny goats up by Noel Coward's house, take the kids (goats) to where the pub is and ask people to hold them. I would race down to the nannys, wave back to the kids, and the people would let them go - they would then race back to the nanny goats. There are many more stories, but that is all for now. Bob Young
The Old M Stores
My two aunts used to run the old M stores in East Studdal, my family used to stay at the shop and I have fantastic memories of travelling from SE London in my dads 3 wheeler to visit in the school holidays. The shop was a real old fashioned shop with jars of sweets and other essentials. My aunts, Maud and May (hence the "M" stores) used to sit out the back of the shop. Wonderful memories.....
I moved to Portland Terrace in Ripple with my mum, dad and sister when I was about 6. (We moved in to deal when I was 16.) I went to Ripple Primary School. My dad worked behind the bar in the Plough pub for a while. My mum worked at Ripple Vale School. They were the best days ever, I want to be 6 again, and I want to move back there now I'm old.... xx
This Was The in Place When I Was 18
I remember this as being the place to go when we were out for the evening. We used to drink vodka and lime and think we were really cool. It used to get packed out and was really modern and trendy in it's day.
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