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 Horse Shoe Bite

The small sandy beach at Newhaven was known as the horse shoe bite. It was completely covered at high tide, but as the water receded, it exposed fine golden sand, ideal for making castles and getting in your sandwiches. A ...Read full memory


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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Newhaven by Susan Peppard

Watch House Duties

It must have been in the late 1960s, I was on duty in the old watch house and, as was my habit, I was hooking out whiting out of the Harbour. Fish that at the time had no commercial value at market, and the fishermen threw ...Read full memory

A memory of Newhaven by Tony Baitup