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Caption for Lindfield, Bower House And Church 1957: The church of St John the Baptist is mainly 13th-century and has a wood-shingled broach spire. The village has many historic houses. The Bower House is a timber-framed hall house with a kingpost roof. The Tiger public house was once Church House - behind the brick façade it has a king post roof and a 15th-century hall. The half-timbered Thatched Cottage was built c1390 by the Chaloner family, who were French immigrant broadloom blanket weavers. Humphrey's Bakery, High Street, has been dated 1332.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Lindfield

As a young boy I lived on Paxhill Estate from the end of the Second World War whilst my grandfather was the head gardner to Mr.Sturdy who owned this fine house, which I understand is now a nursing home. The estate was fully independent with a fully operational farm, garden and laundry with a staff of over 30. During (...Read full memory)

My grandfather owned the corner shop in the High Street, it was a sweet shop. He was known as Pop Brooks. Grandad was loved by the villagers. His only son, Harry, my dad, was killed on 20th December 1942. My dad's name was Harry Brookes, he was 27 when he lost his life. After my dad was killed in Bomber Command, I came (...Read full memory)

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