As a schoolboy living at Yew Tree Cottage, I can remember my father serving in the Auxiliary Fire Service as a part-time fireman. The fire station was at the top of Shepherds Lane at a house then called Croft, now called Pinecroft. This had a long wooden garage at 90 degrees to the road. At […]
My father’s aunt Mrs Ida Gill used to be the landlady, with her husband and then on her own of the Hollist Arms. I have some of the early 1840s transfer documents for the pub and some other original document which I could copy for you if they might be of interest. Dudley Read
We keep finding unusual, often humorous nicknames of past residents of the parish. Many of these appear strange to us today: they would certainly not be accepted as “politically correct” in modern Britain: Tubby Rogers, who won the Everett chess cup in 1933 Winkle Ayling, the Lickfold baker, also known as the Bun King. Nicknamed
I notice in the recent Outlook magazine that you are looking for information about the village around the WWII years. My Mum, Audrey Webb nee Chandler, spent a lot of time with her grandparents Robert & Marie Budd in The Nurseries (now The Old Nursery), before, during and after the war. She was living in
The Randalls, who ran the Lodsworth stores, were Dependant Brethren (also called Cokelers). They were members of the sect in Northchapel when James was just married to Charlotte Ayling of Wisborough Green – her father William was one of the oldest Dependants, having been born before the sect’s founder, John Sirgood, who was born in
I believe my ancestor Mathew Nash owned Salmonsbridge Farm and other land on River Common circa 1700. He married Susanna Brown in Farnhurst (Fernhurst) in 1717 and died in Tillington in 1728. I would love to find his birthdate, birth place and who his father was. Any help would be greatly appreciated. David Nash
Can you help! Daphne Luscott is researching her family tree and in particular her grandmother, Elizabeth Jane Tribe/Tooth. She knows there was a funeral service for her grandmother at St Peter’s Lodsworth on the 18 February 1982, but has found no record of a burial or cremation.