Haywards Heath, The Recreation Ground c.1950

Memories of Haywards Heath

Schooldays

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

Sharrow School

Amazed to find a reference to Sharrow School where I was a ten year old schoolboy in 1934. I remember the train room and friends named Allwood, Ffoulkes and I guess that is about all. The Allwood brothers family grew ...Read full memory

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History

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 They could be comparing their relevant military experiences, as compulsory conscription had not yet been repealed.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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