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Map of Patcham Village

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Patcham Village
Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

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  • I’m an athletics historian. The London to Brighton road-relay ran from 1924 to 1965. From 1937 the last stage was from the Black Lion, Patcham, to the Aquarium in Brighton, a distance of 3m 1166yds. Does the Black Lion exist in the same shape it did in the 1930s?

    By Wilfred Morgan (17/05/2008)
  • My great grandparents William & Hepsibah Edwards lived at Mile End Cottages Patchdean. They were living there in 1918 as I have a record from the Commonwealth war graves commission with that address detailing the death of their Son Aundry William Edwards who was killed in the first world war on 29 April 1918 aged 25. His memorial is at the Tyne Cot Cemetary in Belgium (which I have seen). He is also on the war memorial in Patcham. I don’t know where the cottages were in Patchdean but think that they disappeared with the building of the new estates. Perhaps someone knows?

    By Marilyn Rendle (31/08/2009)
  • My great great grandparents were also William and Hepsibah Edwards, and the cottages are still there, as is also the area to where William had his forge (Blacksmith) in Patcham. My Grandfather was William John Edwards who passed away this April aged 101yrs, son off Richard John Edwards.

    By Peter Sleeman-Barker (16/11/2011)
  • I recall the Blacksmiths forge in the Old London Road, Patcham. It is now a teashop but still with courtyard in the front and the hayloft inside on the right. There is also a fairly small area outside at the rear with the original flint wall above. Behind the wall (once fields) is Highview Way. I used to live at No27 where our back garden had the old flint wall at the bottom. This small estate of bungalows was built around 1953 and was reached from Highview Avenue South, a Cul de Sac off of Ladies Mile Road.

    By John Snelling (19/05/2022)

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