Haywards Heath, The Recreation Ground c.1950
Memories of Haywards Heath, the Recreation Ground c1950
It is possible that amongst the spectators of cricket on the lower tier maybe boys from "Sharrow School" in Heath Road, which I attended from 1945-50 because we played cricket there (see also H252587). If so, it is also possible that the lady standing in the foreground could be Miss Irwin (later Mrs Singer) a mistress at the school.
Memories of Haywards Heath
Before George Hilton and Sons took over the buildings on the right as a furniture store (now Robert Dyas) it was Dinnages Toy Shop (a subsidiary of the garage company) where I bought my "Dinky" toys in the 1940's. The shop on this side was J Norton - bespoke outfitters.
I lived in Haywards Heath between 1948 and the early 1960s. I lived the other side of Victoria Park and walked each day through the town to St. Clair School. I seem to remember that there were some stables on the left of this photo in the foreground and often used to stop and talk to the horses.
I've always heard stories of my granny, Margaret Baldock, growing up in Haywards Heath. Her father, Arthur Baldock, was the gardener at Brook House as well as the village photographer in the 1890's - early 1900's. I've been searching for some details about this - any thoughts? This looks like such beautiful ...Read full memory