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Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories

Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories

The photo 'Westbourne, the Square c1965' appears in this book

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Caption for Westbourne, The Square C1960: An old centre for the district that had a market close to the Hampshire border and the coast. The church of St John the Baptist has an avenue of yew trees. The Country Stores, a Mace shop complete with modern sunblinds, offers a wide range of supplies. A fine example of a West Sussex County Council signpost with cast iron post and circular ornamentation on the top stands on the pavement. The scene is still similar today, but the shop is a house agent's and the old signpost has been reduced.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Westbourne

I lived in 2 Oak Villas as a child from 1960-1966 then my last name was Burge....I now live in the USA and would like to hear from anybody who lived at Common Side the same time as me. My grandmother who now has passed was Agnes Helyer then was widowed then remarried and took the last name Whitcombe she lived in (...Read full memory)

I lived in one of two top flats in the big house at Chantry Farm then owned by Mr Tombs. I was in the RAF at Thorney Island then, and moved to Raf Wildenrath , Germany in 1965. Happy memories of the village.

I WAS BORN AT No 2 THE SQUARE IN 1938 AND REMEMBER DECORATING THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE FOR THE QUEEN'S CORONATION.  I MARRIED IN 1959 AND MY FIRST FLAT WAS AT THE CHANTRY IN FOXBURY LANE.  I SERVED IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE FOR 33 YEARS AND NOW LIVE IN DEVON.  ONE OF MY YOUNGER BROTHERS NOW LIVES IN NEW ROAD (WHITE HORSE (...Read full memory)

My Great Grandfather Mark Crouch ran a greengrocers shop from the front room of his thatched cottage in East Street from 1899-1934 and then after he died his wife Annie continued as a grocer/greengrocer until 1934.  I have a photo (date unknown but would probably be late 1920s - early (...Read full memory)

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