East Dean Memories

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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!

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)