City Insights

Tarner Stories at Whitehawk Library

By Jennifer Drury

Sharing memories

Tarner Stories is a local history project which is collecting memories, stories, reminiscences and photographs of the Tarner and Carlton Hill area. The organisers are looking for people to share their memories of an area of the city which has changed very significantly since the 1930s.

Did you live in Tarner?

Did you once live or work in Tarner? Do you remember some of the streets which no longer exist? Do you remember some of the old shops and businesses in the area? Where you a member of one of the families which were moved out to Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk?

Pay a visit

If you can share your memories or photographs, then go along to Whitehawk Library on Tuesday 12th July for a morning of cream teas and memories. If you would like to find out more about the project, then visit their website, Tarner Stories, or telephone 01273 671213.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'City Insights' page
This page was added on 26/06/2011.
Comments about this page

I remember the Tarner and Carlton Hill area, I was brought up in George Street in Carlton Hill. There was St John's School and on the opposite side to the school there were two streets that had prefabricated houses. A boy that was in my class lived in one of them, his name was Colin Bradford. The houses were like little bungalows. Further up the hill was the Riley Hall where a teacher from St John's School, a Mr Alan I think his name was, would take the boys from the school to teach them gardening. This was all in the Tarner area.

By Kathleen Catt (nee Cornford) (10/07/2011)

I also was born around the Tarner area - William Street. Hello Kath, by the way! I went to St Johns schools both infants/juniors, the prefabs that were mentioned were supposed to be temporary homes but lasted for years. I remember Colin Bradford - bet he would know me too, as we used to go conkering together on the Pavilion lawns. All of us kids did this.  Around Tarner area there were several watercress sellers taking little bunches of the plants around the houses/pubs. Ahh, fond memories of which I have many. PS nice to hear from Kathy. 

By duffy watkins (17/07/2011)

Hello ladies, would you like to contribute some memories to our project? If yes please contact us Chloe and Jess info@tarnerhistory.org

By Chloe (16/11/2011)

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