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Caption for Alfriston, The Star Inn And High Street 1891: The tour moves south-west to Alfriston, situated in the River Cuckmere valley where the river cuts through the South Downs chalk. The village is well-known for the National Trust-owned Clergy House, which was in fact the very first building the Trust acquired: it bought the house in 1896 for the princely sum of £10. The jettied building on the left is the Star Inn, whose 15th-century timbers were exposed after this view was taken during a careful restoration of the building. By Victorian times the village's smuggling days were over.

Memories of Alfriston

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)

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)

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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