Nostalgic memories of Woodingdean's local history

Share your own memories of Woodingdean and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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  • How does it feature in your personal history?
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  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
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From the age of 6 to 13 (1962-1969), I spent just about every summer holiday staying with two of my aunts in Woodingdean and what very happy memories I have of those times. Brighton Beach was obviously a favourite place to visit but I think what I enjoyed most was riding my bicycle for hours on the Downs. (...Read full memory)

I lived in this part of Woodingdean from 1955 until 1960 and the general area was known as Warren Farm, presumably after a farm which had once existed here. The main road was thus Warren Road. Woodingdean was a strange place for a youngster like myself - I was 11 years old in 1955. The town, and actually it (...Read full memory)

The shops were built in 1959/60 and the Steele family took possession of the first 2 shops as soon as they were finished. The shop, on the corner of Falmer and Warran, opened as a hairdressers and was managed by my then fiance Lesley, the adjoining shop opened as a laundrette, run by Lesley's mother. The family lived in the maisonette above the shops and I have many happy memories of that era.