Alfriston, Cuckmere Valley From High And Over c.1960

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Caption for Alfriston, Cuckmere Valley from High and Over c1960: High and Over, or Hindover, is a vantage point on the South Downs, overlooking the Cuckmere river valley. A hill figure of a white horse was re-cut in the escarpment in 1924; it is visible from Cuckmere Haven. Many villages in the Cuckmere valley have medieval dovecotes. This is a relic of the past, when the Lord of the Manor was entitled to keep a pigeon house, and the birds could feed off his tenants' crops.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

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1950's to the 90's. My holidays in Alfriston began in the 50's through to 60's.We stayed with my auntie, Mabel Norman and uncle Bob. The place was called Winton Field Cottage, on the edge of the village. It took a while to get used to the quiet - what a lovely setting. All of our family used to visit aunt Mabels for holidays. (...Read full memory)

I remember being taken down to Alfriston in the 1930s before the Second World War. My great-aunt and great-uncle, Polly and Arthur Newell, had a smallholding on the downs, about half a mile from the village, where they kept chickens and ducks, and a few sheep. My mother told me that (...Read full memory)

This is a story about William Edwin Pimm 1864-1952 who lived in the village in the 1930’s and went to Miami in 1940. He won Gold & Silver medals in the 1908 & 1912 Olympic Games William Edwin my Great Grandfather, Born 10th of December 1864 at 4 Eglington Road, Bow, Middlesex, he (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Alfriston, Cuckmere Valley from High and Over c1960: High and Over, or Hindover, is a vantage point on the South Downs, overlooking the Cuckmere river valley. A hill figure of a white horse was re-cut in the escarpment in 1924; it is visible from Cuckmere Haven. Many villages in the Cuckmere valley have medieval dovecotes. This is a relic of the past, when the Lord of the Manor was entitled to keep a pigeon house, and the birds could feed off his tenants' crops.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

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