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My grandfather used to go fishing at Bury, and introduced this lovely spot to my father. He would cycle down to bury from London as a young man, pre WW2. In the 1950's we would drive down and picnic by the river. Dad knew Bob Dudden. As a boy, I would swim in the river and we would always chat to Bob (...Read full memory)

Millie Grinsted nee Cheeseman was my great aunt. She was the sister of my paternal grandfather William Edward Cheeseman. I remember staying with her and Edward at times during and after the war. I remember on one occasion grinding coffee beans up in the attic and putting the grounds in packages for sale (...Read full memory)

On this picture you can see the steps used by the ferry man from the 1920s to the 1940s.  He used a pole to steer the punt from the Bury bank to the Amberley bank.  The punt was attached to a chain which stretched across the river lying on the bottom.  The fare in the late 1940s was a theepenny piece.  The ferry (...Read full memory)

My father Ron Burchell worked at the shop seen in this photograph.  The Burchell family had lived in the village for generations.  The owner of the shop was Edward Grinstead and his wife Millie who was my godmother.  We lived at the thatched Old Cottage behind the hedge on the left.  My dad had been a shop (...Read full memory)