Memories of Horsham

Sensory Garden In The Foreground Now

In the year this photo was taken the property was transferred from the Hurst family to the council. The building has had many notable owners since it was built in 1720 and remains a treasured property to this day. A sensory garden now stands in the foreground of this view.

A memory of Horsham by M

The Causeway Looking Towards St Mary's Church

This is before the road was made up. The main property to the right was three dwellings and is now one, known as Minstrells. A lamppost remains in the same position but the property is now tile hung.

A memory of Horsham by M

Looking Towards St Mary's Church

This scene has changed little in the intervening years - apart from the double yellow lines on the road. I think the man has gone too! You can compare this with today's view at some 99 years later.

A memory of Horsham by M

Only The Spire Remains Of This Church

Most of the church was demolished to make way for Royal & Sun Alliance to put up their offices. The church was 'relocated' to a site further out of town near Holbrook Primary School. This is the view from the Carfax.

A memory of Horsham by M

West Street

Can you remember any Saturday morning? The smell of coffee at Wakefields Cafe, they did super cakes, people would call out to their friends as they walked past. It was very different then, we had time to talk to people, how it has changed - all rush, no time for anyone... that's progress.

A memory of Horsham by Robert Morrison

Swimming Memories

My sisters and I would catch the bus from Crawley to Horsham and send many happy hours in the open pool. Then we would go to the milk bar in the Carfax and get a yummy milk shake!

Nat West Bank

It was built in 1897 and was designed in the Queen Anne style by the architect Frederick Wheeler FRIBA who had offices in Horsham. It is now the home of the NatWest bank. The bandstand ...Read full memory

A memory of Horsham by M

Same But Different

The tree still remains in place but the fountain and war memorial have been relocated. The memorial is just around to the left, out of sight in this image. The fountain is in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Horsham by M


This property is known as Flagstone and is at the foot of the Causeway, next to St Mary's Church. It is dated 1615 on the centre gable, this is thought to relate only to that part of the ...Read full memory

A memory of Horsham by M

The British Red Cross

I think this was in the 1960s, whilst I was working for the Flight Simulator Firm in Crawley, REDIFON LTD, part of Redifusion Ltd. I became part of the team puttting on a charity ...Read full memory

A memory of Horsham by Brian Haynes

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