Pease Pottage Memories

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I was a pre nursing student in1962 at the South London Hospital for Women. As part of our course I was sent to work at Woodhurst for 6 months, prior to beginning my S.R.N training. Woodhurst was the convalescent home linked to the Sooth london hosp. Ladies were sent there for a couple of weeks to recover from (...Read full memory)

My Dad, Sid Sargent also sold flowers at the Black Swan - he grew Dahlias and Golden Rod in our garden at Truggers in Handcross, bunched them up on Sunday afternoon and biked up to Pease Pottage to sell them to the Londoners going home after a day in Brighton. Dad was born at 11 Horsham Road, Pease Pottage in 1920.

My mum worked at Woodhurst as a nurse in the late 1960s, early 1970s. We used to go and meet her from work and go to the pub in the village, The Grapes?, and sit in the garden on the swings with a bottle of Cresta pop.

I was a Student at the South London Hospital for woman and Children in 1957 and for a few month working at woodhurst Lodge,at Pease Pottage. Just remenisen and using my Ipad came across the Photo .Stired up lots of memories .

My father was one of the "flower sellers". Together with our neighbour - Mr. George Lee - the pair of them would bunch flowers from their respective gardens and take them up to The Black Swan on a Sunday evening to sell to trippers homeward bound from a day by the seaside. The flowers were kept (...Read full memory)