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Caption for Crowborough, Cross, Street 1900: In the 1870s a Dr Prince persuaded Lord Abergavenny, the landowner, to develop this area, bordering the Ashdown Forest and set at a healthy 800 ft above sea level, as a health resort. It is now a commuter town, but retains many of the spacious villas of its health resort days. The 1880s Tudor-style buildings on the left give some impression of the high quality of much of Crowborough's development. The bank is now the Nat West, and beyond the right-hand buildings is the modern Fernbank Shopping Centre.

An extract from Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Crowborough

Hi I remember your father and your sister Penny, who I saw living locally about 25 years ago. I remember Little Luxford and could have produced the name before you mention it. I had a good friend who lived there just before you. I have memories of the book club, including when stuck I’ll in bed ,asking my younger (...Read full memory)

I came to Crowboroughwhen I was eight in 1942. My father who was in the army had been posted to the area. Initially for a few weeks we rented the Beacon School ( it must have been during the holidays as no one was there ) I particularly remember the gym where there was a vaulting horse and wall bars. We then went to (...Read full memory)

my time at this school was good.I arrived from Scotland in march 1957 ,I went to Mr Dunn's class.I met Shirley Kent and we got on great .I think it was my Scottish accent that did it.there was a lad called miles also john hugger both lived at rotherfield john became a policeman I think.in easter 1958 I (...Read full memory)

In the late 50's, early 60's, my home as a young boy was in the flat above The Book Club (white building on the right). My father worked in The Book Club for an Elese Santoro. Does anyone remember this shop, the owner and has any pics of the shop close up? Unfortunately, when I was 10-ish. I was not into taking photos of old buildings. Nicholas Back

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