A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Ditchling, Sussex

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Ditchling, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Ditchling

Historic Maps of Ditchling and the local area.

I was born in a maternity home in Ditchling in January 1946. I never knew its name. My mum told me she was in the home for three weeks and that Vera Lynn had her daughter in the same maternity home around the same time. Can anyone tell me the name of the maternity home? I would like to visit the place when next in the area.

I was born at Greenhedges on 22nd December 1940. My mother was evacuated - I was due on Christmas day, but the Dr. didn’t want to come out, so I was induced! A towel was tied under Mum’s bust, and a nurse laid across her!!!! How times have changed - thank goodness.