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 Polegate. 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 Polegate, 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 Polegate

Historic Maps of Polegate and the local area.

Sheet Maps of Polegate

Historic Folded Sheet Maps of Polegate and the local area, matching current OS Landranger Sheet Maps.

The crossing photo was taken later than 1965 as we used to drive my grandfathers cattle through Polegate High Sreet early in the morning from New Barn Farm, Sayerlands to graze on land at the Black Path throughout the 1960's. At that time the old swing shut type gates were fitted which preventing the cattle going on to the railway line. My fathers family owned a newsagent/off licence business at Millfield, at ...see more
I too remember these gardens as a small child in the 1950s. I loved the wallabies, and my special treat was the water otter. How I laughed - there was a pen with a small pond. There was a chain that hung over the pond, and a notice that said to see the water otter, please pull the chain.....when said chain was pulled, the water otter appeared! It was a rusty old kettle full of holes - hence the name water 'otter (we loved to drop our "h"s !!

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