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Caption for East Dean, The Village 1921: We are in a valley of the Downs near Beachy Head. The Tiger Inn is a fine building that was a barracks during the Napoleonic wars. The village church of St Simon and St Jude's has a semi-detached Norman tower and a sepulchral cross slab bearing the arms of the Bardolf family, who were Lords of the Manor of Birling. The road southwards leads to Birling Gap, a coastline hamlet with spectacular scenery and chalk cliffs. The scene is similar today, but with more trees and buildings in the foreground. The inn has been extended at the right-hand end.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of East Dean

Throughout my childhood, my parents would take my brother and I on holiday to stay at The Old Parsonage in East Dean, and we visited so often that it became a second home to us. It was owned at that time, by an elderly and hospitable couple Mr and Mrs Ticehurst, who ran a lovely guest house with a pianola on which I (...Read full memory)

I went to the village school around 1936 to 1940. I believe the teacher's names were Miss Turk and Miss Murray. Miss Turk lived in the adjoining school house while Miss Murray travelled in from Pevensey. Empire day; the harmonium was carried out onto the green where a short service was held. I lived at Gayles in Friston and walked to school daily down through the twitten. Wonderful memories!

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