Memories of Horseheath


In 1938 my father was landlord of the Red Lion - I was just 6 years old but remember it clearly. I have a photo of my father standing on the front steps and the frontage is still clearly recognisable. At the time, all the lighting was by oil lamps and you had to go down a steep flight of stairs into the cellar to draw every (...Read full memory)

Growing up in the late 40s and 50s, a highlight of my visits to relatives was the trip to Horseheath to see uncle Fred and Auntie Stina at the post-office. I was always drawn to the large greenhouse they had as this had a grapevine. I had never seen grapes growing until then, but soon (...Read full memory)

I went to school in the village, 1939 to 41, and stayed with Mrs Clarke at the Kiddy Farm. I delivered milk to the residents. If anyone remembers the Kiddy family can you email me please.....thanks.

My Great Grandad Frederick Ashfield was the Post Master at this Post Office, I have a photograph of him standing outside, where it looked like a grocery shop, I have a distant memory of being inside the Post Office, as a young child I remember the house next door where we use to visit my Great Grandparents, they lived in this house I believe when they retired, in the 1960s.

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