Haywards Heath, The Recreation Ground c.1950

Haywards Heath, The Recreation Ground c.1950

Neg. H252588

Memories of Haywards Heath


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.

The Cafe

My dad owned what I think was The Hayward in the early 60's. Does anyone remember if the cafe had a dining room and a bar on the second/third floor? I think is now the Blue India.

The Landlords Daughter

I courted Bob Turner's daughter Pauline, and have very happy memories of times spent at The Serg. Where is Pauline now???? Dennis Nichols

Nana & Grandad

We stayed with them when I was aprox 11. They had a wool and baby clothes shop and I believe the name was A.W.Baldock. The shop next door was a sweet shop run by Mrs Swan, she sent me beautiful postcards when we had left ...Read full memory

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This is another view of the same cricket match. The two men in the foreground are wearing military uniforms and are engrossed in conversation. They could be comparing their relevant military experiences, as compulsory conscription had not yet been repealed. The gentleman wearing cricket whites, walking on the higher path away from the camera, could be one of the players.

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