George Henry Ayling

My grandfather was George Henry Ayling brother to William James Ayling known in the village as ‘Winkle’ or ‘The Bun King of Lickfold’. His father was George Ayling who was the village postman and a shoe maker: I’m told that he died of a heart attack whilst emptying the post box at Halfway Bridge. His

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Henry Hills

I have a great grandfather named Henry Hills who started a family in Maitland NSW c.1870. I was delighted to read recently of a Lodsworth man of the same name who was a collected singer. I would love to know whether my Henry was related to that Henry – b.1820 or 1830. He even wrote

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‘The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ by Admiral Sir Ian Garnett

The Fernhurst Society is delighted to be welcoming Admiral Sir Ian  Garnett as their speaker on Thursday November 29 in Fernhurst village hall. The subject is most apposite for November, 100 years after the end of World War 1, as Sir Ian is speaking on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of which he was both a

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Old Notice Board

I’ve been meaning to write this email for some considerable time and have now been prompted by a visit to Lodsworth on Tuesday. Over the years I have noticed the degradation of a sign on the wall of St Peter’s Well Cottage immediately abutting Vicarage Lane.  If I recall correctly this sign, which I believe

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