White Hart Hotel 1940 To 1952 - a Memory of Crowborough.
My Mum worked at this Hotel as a barmaid for many years, and behind the pub was a hall used by Henry Fermer school of which i was a pupil. When KIng George V1 died i found out from my Mum in 1951. I attended the above school until 1955 when i went to the Crowborough county secondary school, my favourite subject was sport, and i was school captain for the football team. I had a paper round when i was about 13 and the newsagents was called C. Fieldbuss and i got 10 shillings a week ! i spent many a happy day cycling all around the district the roads were so safe, We had no mobile phones but always knew when it was time to go home for tea. My first job was working at Stuart Lowe Orchid nursery until 16 years of age when i joined the army. My everlasting memory of the Crowborough Cross Hotel was the day i left for the army and i waved to my Mum who was in the upstairs restaurant , and i found out later that she was very upset. My Grandparents ran a farm opposite Conan Doyles former home, and my Auntie swore that she had seen fairies at the bottom of his garden!!!!!!!!!
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