Living in the 1950s
I lived in Moulsecoomb at 99 Ringmer Road in the 1950s. I went to Moulsecoomb Infants, then onto St Joseph’s in Davey Drive, then Fitzherberts School in Woodingdean. We were the Bonners a family of 7: Andre, Katrina, Carlie, Lorraine, Semone, Sonia and Marcel. That was small compared to most of the other big families.
Playing in Wild Park
I remember the Hargies, Boxalls, Buldogs, Swallows to name a few. There was always fights going on and lots hair pulling. We used to spend hours playing over the Wild Park making our own fun; those were the days. I remember going to a youth club at Moulsecoomb run by Mr Nibblets. I remember singing on stage to Needles and Pins I was very out of tune may I say. And my mum used to make and sell toffee apples from our house.
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Being a child again
I also remember the fair that used to come every year to the little green at the bottom of Moulsecoomb Way where there are now houses. Great memories of a tough and sometimes happy childhood. My Mum loved to play Bingo and used to go the Gaiety which was next door to Cox’s pill factory. So glad I have found this site; it is lovely reading and remembering things like the adventure park in Moulsecoomb. It feels like I am back there again as a child!