A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Other Memories from Alfriston

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. She was a well liked member of the community; she used to help with births and deaths as she ...see more

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 was a well-known Victorian/Edwardian painter, he studied at Antwerp in 1885 where he ...see more

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 Aunty Polly helped a cousin, Jack Butland, to buy the farm, where he lived for many years with his ...see more

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