Ditchling, Sussex

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Ditchling, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Ditchling

Historic Maps of Ditchling and the local 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.

My mother was evacuated , and I was born in Greenhedges, Westmeston on 22/12/1940. Servicemen came from a nearby camp - USA I believe - and one made the comment “Looks just like Winston Churchill” 😂 I might add, I was due on Christmas Day, but the Dr. didn’t want to come out - so I was induced! A towel was pulled tight under Mum’s (...Read full memory)