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Memories of Whitehawk
Memories of Whitehawk
A 'four wheeler' - prized possession
Highly desired pram wheels I remember that the soap box cart was a prized possession in those far off days, although ...
A rude parrot and Black Rock
So many happy memories What are my memories of growing up as a kid in Whitehawk? I have lots of them ...
A special place in my heart
Childhood pastimes When the Marina was first built, people had to pay to get in, but residents had a pass to ...
All manner of childhood activities
I miss the downland I miss a lot of things about living in Whitehawk, but I think the worst of all ...
An ex-pat reminiscences
One of six children I was born at 16 Whitehawk Avenue in 1950. It was the semi-detached house on the corner ...
Childhood memories of the 1960s
Living with my grandad I was born in 1960; at that time, my parents lived with my Mum’s Dad in Whitehawk ...
Freezing in the winter
Very cold houses My family and I lived at 12 Nuthurst Road before moving to 22 Twineham Road. My father was ...
Frozen pipes and an outside loo
Just one coal fire The winter months were always freezing in Whitehawk. The houses were not well insulated and it was ...
Growing up in the 1950s
Remembering the neighbours My home was at 126 Whitehawk Road where I lived with my grandmother and her son and two ...
Halycon days in the 1940/50s
Garden the size of a small field The day my family moved into 68 Whitehawk Avenue in 1948, was one of my happiest. ...
Living in the prefabs in the 1950s
We lived in Wiston Close In the 1950s we lived in Whitehawk, in the prefabs. I remember the neighbours being the ...
Motor bike antics in the 1970s
Remembering PC Smith I used to live at number 14 Findon Road up until 1979 when we moved to ‘posh’ houses ...
My grandmother's neighbours
I remember the Longhurst family who lived in Twineham Road, particularly Alice Longhurst, who used to call in to see ...
My holiday job
I was a book worm At the bottom end of Findon Road, just up the road from where my Granddad lived, ...
Rag and bone and roast dinners
Remember the rag and bone man? My Nan lived in Whitehawk Road from the 1940s until she died in the 1950s; ...
Remembering doodle bugs & Sunday winkles
Childhood pastimes I was born at No 194 Whitehawk Road in 1937, and left the Whitehawk area when I was 18, ...
Remembering my school years
I was a milk monitor I spent a year and a bit at Whitehawk Infants school, where I enjoyed being milk ...
School dinners and the pig men
Not a salad in sight Thinking back on my school days brought to my mind memories of the school meals we ...
Street Party in Whitehawk 1945
This was a street party in Whitehawk, probably 1945 at the end of the 2nd World War. My great-aunt Lilly ...
The joys of Bonfire Night
Saturday morning treats Saturday mornings would see all us Whitehawk kids catching the bus to the Odeon Kemp Town cinema. We ...
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