Selsey, Lifeboat House 1930
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Unlike Rye, the medieval town of Selsey lies below sea level owing to coastal erosion. It was the seat of an Anglo-Saxon bishopric, hence the local legend of a cathedral under the sea. A life boat was established here in 1861, and this one was replaced in 1960 by a larger version of the same design. Lobster pots, small fishing boats and flint cobble walled fishermen's cottages survive the tide of modern housing.

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A Selection of Memories from Selsey

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Selsey

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I absolutely loved my child hood days I spent with Mr Cootes Ann and her mum My mum and dad used to leave me there for the whole of the summer hols I would help with the ponies and live in the farm house I have some wonderful memories of all the ponies I used to look after paddy I have loads of pic
I remember my Mum and I staying here in the early 60s. Every evening the caravanners from West Sands would come over to the ballroom at the White Horse to be entertained by Mick Urry and his orchestra
As well as Tony Lee’s riding stables behind the Crown there was another one run by Mrs Dudeen which you found by riding down the side of the cinema and the stables were at the back. I used to help by mucking out and grooming and getting the horse I used to look after ready for customers to ride - his name was Peter Buttercup. In exchange for this I was able to have an occasional ride and the highlight was going on a two ...see more
I think it is now closed. I thought your memory was so touching. I spent some time in Selsey but never knew anybody there. Thanks for your post.