Catsfield Memories

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1955 - I was sent to the hotel with my mother to recuperate after a month in Nottingham isolation hospital with measles. We spent 6 blissful weeks here. My memories are of a very high ceiling in the dining room and the smell of the food cooking for lunch and dinner. My mother and I were on our own all week and father came down (...Read full memory)

My maternal grandmother was a Mary Bridgeland, born to Henry Bridgeland and Delia (formerly Quaife), in Catsfield, 12 Feb. 1872. She always said she lived in 'The White House', Catsfield. She married Frederick Osborn,an 'outside porter' from Prospect Place, Hastings, on April 26th. 1892. Any contact with (...Read full memory)

I have an original of this photo as a postcard and I am sure that the two boys seen at the end of the lane on their bikes are my cousins, who lived in a big guest house along that lane, I have many happy memories of those years, including my own christening

I was born in the cottage behind the school (Woodlands Cottage).  I attended the school in 1958 untill going to secondary school at Battle in 1964.

My mother Doris Saxby attended this school.

When I was a little girl in the early 60's I often used to take long walks along here, and I used to visit the farm to watch Peter Jenner milking the cows. I also had a crush on Peter but I was only 6 and he was 14.  I wonder what happened to Peter.  My late mother went to the school in the picture and was born in Hermon Cottage (...Read full memory)