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Caption for Houghton, Vinsons Tea Lawns C1960: We are near the long stone road bridge to Houghton, built in 1875 and crossing the tidal River Arun. Vinson's was a popular riverside tea rooms and garden. There is still a tea garden on the site. The Chalk Pits industrial and historical museum is nearby, next to the main line railway station.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Houghton

I know this house is where my great-great-grandfather Harvey Ayling was born (in 1834). The Aylings were in this house for many generations. I have a picture of this same house from the late 1800s with 2 horse wagons parked out front. Still, even today, the same house has the same Ayling family decendents living there. I (...Read full memory)

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