In 1960, when I was 6, we moved into Longhalves, a detached house on the left of Hook Hill going up, and just on the brow of the hill. The road then was narrow and dangerous, and in about 1964 they took 3 - 4 yards off our front garden to widen the road and make a footpath. Opposite the main gate to Longhalves was Asher's field. ...Read full memory
An uncle, Arthur Garside owned a chemists in Freshwater following his service in the Royal Artillery during World War Two. He made Turkish Delight and would bring one or two trays of lemon and rose flavor when he visited us in Bedfordshire at Christmas time. Much later in 1972 my parents in law moved to "Rose Cottage" in Copse ...Read full memory
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