Five Ashes, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Five Ashes and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Alice Eastwood Nee Colthup

My great aunt Alice was a teacher at Five Ashes village school in the early years of the 20th century. She was born in New Brompton, Kent on 29.8.1879 and died 23.12.1966 and is buried in the village. She married Fred Eastwood on 4.8.1903. Sam Hocking was the headmaster; he came from Camborne in Cornwall. If anyone ...Read full memory

Stonehurst Five Ashes

We lived at Stone Cottage, and then Stonehurst on the road between Five Ashes and Jarvis Brook for 7 years whilst I was a child. Wonderful freedom absorbing the Wealden countryside. We used the grocers shop, run by Mr Gagen, in Five Ashes. Rationioning was almost over by then. Also the pub a little bit - I do ...Read full memory