Barcombe, The Village Sign c.1955

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Caption for Barcombe, The Village Sign C1955: We are on the navigable River Ouse and an old Roman road. The flint-built church of St Mary is over-restored, with little of the original remaining. Court House is an altered 15th-century hall-house. The picture shows the village sign and a modern road sign. All road signs were removed during World War Two to confuse invaders. They were replaced soon after the war finished, in time for the great expansion in post-war tourism.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

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My great-grandmother was born here in 1847, Elizabeth Reed. Her father William was employed as a farming bailiff. I recently drove 200 miles to take photos of the fine church in the village, only to return home and see a better one on the net. However I did find 2 gravestones with Reed names on them. Such a pretty (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Barcombe, The Village Sign C1955: We are on the navigable River Ouse and an old Roman road. The flint-built church of St Mary is over-restored, with little of the original remaining. Court House is an altered 15th-century hall-house. The picture shows the village sign and a modern road sign. All road signs were removed during World War Two to confuse invaders. They were replaced soon after the war finished, in time for the great expansion in post-war tourism.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

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