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Newhaven, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Newhaven and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Newhaven Dieppe Ferry In 1960

Pinner Grammar School had an exchange programme for students in Annecy and every year a party of 4th and 5th Forners travelled to France on the Newhaven to Dieppe Ferry. When I was in the fourth form I joined the school party which was very exciting as I had never previously travelled abroad. We sailed on ...Read full memory

Bowles Caravan Site

I believe this is the caravan site that was, and may still be, situated on Mr and Mrs Bowles farm. (Not sure of the spelling of Bowles.) My mum and the five of us children spent many happy holidays here. The van that we stayed in was called 'Hartings' and was on the track that led to the farm. It had no mains ...Read full memory

Meeching Court Farm

My father's aunt and uncle lived in Newhaven. Ted Hoskins was his uncle's name, he was injured in the First World War and later worked at the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater before it was automated. His wife's name was May Jane.  After the Second World War I went with my parents many times to Newhaven for ...Read full memory