Returned to Woodingdean
Having retired and recently returned to Woodingdean, I was pleased to come across this web site, and read with great interest of all the memories of others from the fifties and sixties. I grew up in the village before marrying a townie from Brighton (Josephine Miller) in 1969 at the Church of the Holy Cross and then moving away.
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Remembering Joy’s Café
My parents moved from London in 1946 after the Second World War, and ran the café in Falmer Road for a few years with help from Dolly Chapman. It was called Joy’s Café then after my mother. I was born in 1947 and I can just about remember Ridd’s our neighbours. I also remember the old garage, Robinson’s store and the Post Office in Falmer Road. I also had an adopted Aunt and Uncle (Mabs and Arthur Tingey) who lived at the south end of Down Valley Road, and had a chicken farm on what is now the Batemans Road area.