Newhaven, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Piddinghoe

My name was Susan Penfold and I grew up in a small house on Evelyn Avenue in Newhaven. My mother's mother was one of seventeen children born in Piddinghoe. I used to visit my grandmother's home and aunt Tops, auntie Else and uncle Pearce were kind to me. As a child they would give me home made cake and parsnip wine. I loved the ...Read full memory

A memory of Newhaven by Susan Peppard

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

Mum With Kids

The lady in the foreground looks very like my mum with me walking to her left and my sister in the pushchair. We lived locally and went to the beach all the time. It would be interesting to see that part enlarged so I could identify them. My favourite memory of that time was the excitement we felt on arrival and smelling the ...Read full memory

A memory of Newhaven by Terrie Leach