Mile Oak Portslade 1938 To 1950

A Memory of Mile Oak

Hello, I was one of the few children who lived in Mile Oak Road and and also played on Broomfields Farm, we lived at no 222 which was the second to last house before the road dropped down the hill to Mile Oak. The old wagon mentioned used to be the shepherd's hut that he moved around the fields with his sheep, which were kept in pens made of woven hurdles, we spent many hours with the shepherd when the sheep were moved around the field at the bottom of our garden, having mugs of tea and he often shared a piece of cake with us kids. The naughty boys school, as it was known to us, over looked our house, my mother often had some of the boys home for tea on Sundays, I think the masters used to use tea with us as a reward for good behaviour. It was a nice surprise for me to read Bonny Cother's memories, which certainly rekindled a lot of my happy memories of Mile Oak, for which I thank her, I am one of six children, I was eight yrs. old in 1947 with two sisters, five and twelve yrs, older, a sister 5 yrs younger and two brothers eight & ten years younger.

A memory shared by Frank Piner , on Jul 25th, 2008.

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