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Caption for Winchelsea, Strand Gate And Ellen Terry's Cottage 1906: This was Winchelsea's north east gate and lay by the banks of the River Brede (hence the name). It dates from the early fourteenth century. Winchelsea was laid out as a 'new town' in 1288 on a gridiron pattern with 39 blocks. The town never really grew and today it covers only 12 of the original blocks.

Memories of Winchelsea

I lived at Winchelsea Beach and attended Winchelsea school which was behind the Church.This was from 1925 to 1930 when my family moved to Eastbourne as a result of the 1928 disaster when the sea breached the shingle and flooded the whole area.The names of the streets were not known to me at that age but I do remember the scenes in these pictures. Bill Winchester. Now 94.

We used these steps up to Primary School and back twice a day 1955-1961. We lived at the bottom of the Strand Hill where my Mother still lives today. I still use the steps when I am there. I adore being in Winchelsea and truly hope to live there again one day. Unfortunately the Well does not look so beautiful (...Read full memory)

When I was born in 1949, my family were living in the above referenced house. Does anyone have any history on these houses, and perhaps who now owns 1?

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