Robertsbridge, High Street c.1950

Photo ref: R332002

Memories of Robertsbridge


As a small child I would travel down by train with my nan and stay at my Uncle George Bowen who lived in Langham Road, Most important thing before boarding the train in London was to get in the right section for Robertsbridge, the platform was too short for the train - get in the wrong place and (...Read full memory)

I was born and raised in Robertsbridge and Salehurst at the end of December 1950 and my dad was the village postman - Jack Baker. I went to Salehurst primary school in 1956 and the secondary school in 1962. I remember mum (Rosa/Rose) working in the hop fields and I played with my cousins there during the school (...Read full memory)

I was born in St Helen's Hospital at Hastings and lived in the village from 1955-1965 and then again from 1969- 1972. I remember the River Rother flooding and then freezing over, which was great fun as people made the most of it and went skating. Many of the tiny cottages were flooded regularly every (...Read full memory)

My maternal grandparents owned "Old Timbers", the 15th century cottages in the High Street (numbers 55-59, I think) from the early 1950s to around 1970 or 1971.  They actually lived in one of the cottages from 1960 to around 1966 or 1967.  My family spent many happy summer holidays with my grandparents during the (...Read full memory)

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