Cuckfield Memories

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I was born here in January 1956. I weighed in at 2lbs and measured just 10 inches and despite this I was a strong baby, no tubes for me, or so I'm told. My sister remembers playing on a sunken lawn outside the unit while my Mum visited me, the nurse would hold me up to the window for my sisters to see me, her name was "Auntie" (...Read full memory)

Ockenden Manor was held in the manor of Pangdean, and was owned by John & Mylicient Michell, a family who were Lord's of the Manor from the 13th century until the 17th century. John Michell of Ockenden Manor house who died in 1525, losing his wife, Mylicient the year before. This John & Mylicient Michell are my (...Read full memory)

In March 1976 I gave birth to my eldest son Richard. We were living in East Grinstead at the time. I met some lovely people during this time. One of the other mums I met there has to this day remained a friend. My memories of Cuckfield Hospital are of a lovely friendly village hospital not like the (...Read full memory)

I have a personal interest in Lindfield as my great grandparents lived in Beckworth Lodge on the Beckworth estate my great grandfather was the head game keeper and my Mother lived in Beckworth Lodge for the first six months of her life following the death of her own Mother after giving birth to her and my (...Read full memory)

My brother was born here in the late 50's, and I subsequently had an appartment here when it was converted into flats!

Just able to use this ipad as I am somewhat of a Luddite. Having googled the club I thought I would express my happy memories of the Sunday morning 25 mile time trials at Wiversfield and then off on the Sunday run from Cuckfield for 80 or more miles with pints and pie for lunch, a tea stop and back to the White Harte to (...Read full memory)

In 1950 I lived with my parents in Church House - the partially obscured building on the right. Except for three years during the war I lived there from 1938 to 1958. I remember the spire of the church being struck by lightning (in 1944,I think) and it catching fire. At the far end of Church Platt was a (...Read full memory)

I did not live in Cuckfield, but in Brighton. However, I did often visit and stay with my cousin, Eric Hardacre who in those early years lived in London Lane. He introduced me to mushrooming and looking for birds nests and rabbit warrens etc and a general appreciation and enjoyment of the surrounding countryside. Sadly Eric (...Read full memory)

I was born and raised in Cuckfield and started attending the primary school in 1964 at the age of 5. I have 3 older brothers, Mervyn, Andrew and Paul and a younger sister, Jacqueline. We used to go the "the Rec" and also to Colonel Clarkes Estate to play. We lived in Brainsmead Close. Our neighbours were the (...Read full memory)

Doreen Goodchild my grandmother worked here as a nurse sometime between 1960-1975, before moving on to work at Chailey Heritage Hospital. I would be interested to hear from anyone who might know more about Cuckfield hospital and its history or if anyone remembers my grandmother Doreen Goodchild working there. Also my half sister Rachel was born at Cuckfield Hospital on 18th April 1973.