A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

Ide Hill, Kent

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Frith photos prompt happy memories of our personal history, so enjoy this trip down memory lane with our old photos, historic maps, local history books, and memories of Ide Hill. Refresh & enjoy your personal memories, or find some that family & friends will love as gifts.

It's free to browse our vintage and retro photographs of Ide Hill, but if some spark good memories they are available to buy in a wide range of products, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers, customised calendars. Don't miss other visitors' Memories and maybe connect with those who have shared their memories - you may even know the names, or learn more about the locality.

Old Maps of Ide Hill

Historic Maps of Ide Hill and the local area.

Memories of Ide Hill
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Read and share your memories of Ide Hill itself or of a particular photo of Ide Hill.

I was brought up in Westerham, living there until my parents moved in 1983. I have such fond memories of going to Sunday school at St Mary's, and singing in the church choir. I attended St Mary's primary, and loved it when Mrs Durman brought mitzi her cocker spaniel, into our lessons. They were the happiest years of my life. Does anyone remember Dorry Eger and the sweet shop on the green?

My father was born in Ide Hill and, when he left school, worked as delivery boy for Pierce's shop. That's how he met my mother, delivery goods to the large house Emmets, where she was a housemaid. When, eventually, I was born we lived about a mile outside the village, beside Sundridge Hospital, or The Union as it was known as then. In the autumn of 1945 I took my first, faltering, steps in my education at Ide Hill C of E ...see more