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Sedgewick, Rudgewick and Chelwood Tenants Association

These are photographs s of the Silver Jubilee Street Party held in Sedgewick Road, now called Bramble Way Hollingbury, in 1977. My mother had made a huge Union Flag cake and every one contributed some food to add to that provided by the tenant’s association.  The SRC tennants association had worked on fund raising for the event, and made all the bunting. To their delight, every child was provided with a red, white and blue rosette.

The wind howled as it always does up on that hill and the rain only just kept off. Everyone joined in and ‘break off’ parties went on to the small hours. It was hard work but we enjoyed it and the whole community came together.

Do you remember this party? If you do, please leave a comment below.

Sedgewick, Rudgewick and Chelwood Tenants Association Silver Jubilee Party
From the private collection of Laine
Sedgewick, Rudgewick and Chelwood Tenants Association Silver Jubilee Party
From the private collection of Laine

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  • I lived at 3 Rudgwick Road from 1960 till 67. Good memories, made lots of friends – John Gayford, Roy Tobutt, Brian Green, Terry Hallarhan. Happy days!

    By Steve Dove (28/09/2015)
  • I lived at 9 Rudgewick Road from 1959. Mum and Dad were known as Pat and Sid and indeed these were happy days. I remember people from those days and they include Steven and all the Dove family. Does the name Laura Simmonds ring any bells? By the time these pictures were taken I was married and moved on. Mum and Dad still lived there but I don’t recall this event.

    By Pamela Evans (nee Janes) (01/10/2015)
  • I lived at 17 Rudgwick Road from around 1956 to 1959 when we moved up the road to Hurst Hill. As I was only 4 I don’t recall too many people apart from the Mephams who lived opposite our block, and a boy called Trevor who broke my mum’s necklace that I was wearing!

    By Janet Beal (02/10/2015)
  • Yes Steve, I remember you well and the other names you mention, along with Graham Wiltshire, David Mepham, Trevor Hale and Graham Mitchell.  I also have fond memories of playing cricket with stumps chalked on the wall on what was then the grassed area (now car parking) at the end of Rudgwick Road.  Doesn’t seem possible that it was 50 years ago.

    By Brian Green (02/10/2015)
  • Hi Brian, yes mate, 50 years. We always had trouble bowling you out. I remember the new years eve parties at your mum and dads.

    By Steve Dove (05/10/2015)
  • Hi does anyone know the name of the lady in the blue mac?. She looks like an old friend of mine.

    By Jan (07/10/2015)
  • I used to live at 49 Sedgewick Road. Here are a few old names: Fred Allen,  Gaynor Allen, Peter Allen, Warren Foster, Wayne Foster, Steve Foster, Cheryl Foster, Gaynor Hardy, Nicolette Hardy, Janna Hardy, Chris Wheatley, John Mabbott, Kim Mabbott, Julie Reed, Maxine Reed, Glen Reed, Karen Forest, Jeremy Forest, Colin Court, Stacey Burt, Jamie Burt, Paul Jones, Sarah Powell, Angie Powell, Michelle Martin, Craig Aldis, Shane Aldis and Kelly Aldis. The good old days….

    By Fred Allen (26/10/2015)
  • I lived at 46 Rudgwick Road, 1975-1980, and I remember the Jubilee party, I’d have been sat somewhere just behind the woman with the blue coat! I was six at the time. I think my dad (Peter Gretton) painted the ‘road closed’ signs that went up at the end of Sedgewick Road. Does anyone know when and why the road names changed?

    By Liam Gretton (10/11/2015)
  • I remember the party and I am indeed in the photo. Happy days and fond memories. In a time when it was for kids of our era, safe to explore Stanmer Park, Giants Foot and Hollngbury Golf Course. As long as you were home for tea.

    By Colin Court (30/11/2015)
  • I was 7 years old when this took place and that is our block of flats behind them, we lived at number 49 Sedgewick Road and I am sure our lovely neighbour, Mrs Pointer, would have made some cakes for this occasion as she did all the time. I look hard at this picture and wonder was I sitting there with my back to the camera? I don’t have any memories that far back, but seeing these pictures is truly a wonderful thing to see. Stay in good health everyone and be lucky in life.

    By Peter George Allen (09/02/2016)
  • I lived at no 6 Rudgwick road 1959 until I left home age 16 in 1969 when I thought I was grown up enough to leave home! Boy was I wrong!

    By Jane Russell nee Keyes (25/04/2016)
  • I believe that my grandad is in this picture. He was Fred Burgess, and possibly my nan Sylvia Burgess is also in the picture. They lived at number 20 Chelwood Close, they lived there for years. My grandad lived there right up until 2009 when he sadly passed away. I’m sure this picture was taken just around the back of their flat, as I spent lots of time there, although I lived in Plymouth.

    By Michelle (01/09/2017)
  • Hi Michelle

    I lived in Rudgwick Road I remember your family well. I was in the cubs with Bruce, I also remember Graham he was  a bit older than me. I think the picture was taken in Sedgewick. Steve

    By Steve Dove (02/09/2017)
  • I was 10 in 1977. My mum, Jeanette Owen (nee Taylor), who was on her own, had moved down into the town with us by then. I visited the street recently and I am dismayed that Sedgewick Road has been renamed Bramble Way. Does anybody know the reason for this?

    By Martin Taylor (09/03/2018)
  • Hi, I lived at 11 Sedgewick Road, from 1970 to 1974, with my son and daughter. I had a good friend who lived across the road to me, named Bobby, she was on her own with her little girl. Does anyone remember her, or me. Also, why was the street name changed to Bramble Way?

    By Jeanette Taylor (30/03/2018)
  • An attempt at gentrification, Jeanette! “The Flats” had a bit of a reputation, although they were perfectly respectable when I lived there. I don’t know why Chelwood Close escaped the re-naming, though.

    By Janet Beal (31/03/2018)



    Hi to everyone, I married Roy Tobutt and  remember Stephen Dove from Carden school and Graham Mitchell My name was Gloria Morley then.Went on to Dorothy stringer in 1965 .Be interested to hear from anyone.



    By Gloria Elden (20/04/2018)
  • I used the live at 24 Chelwood Close, above the Burgess’s. I remember Fred and Sylvia and of course Bruce and Graham.

    By Robert Rousseau (19/10/2018)
  • I remember that day.
    I lived in 44 Rudgewick with brother Mathew
    Parents were Graham and Elaine Pettit
    Always were out playing in fields building camps.
    Lived there 70s through to late 80s
    Some great memories

    By Brent Pettit (14/12/2019)
  • Does anyone remember Mary (Mandy) Bailey from 50 Sedgewick Road and her little girl, Carla, who died of head injuries aged 3 in 1977 in an accident?

    By Julius (07/03/2021)
  • Sadly Colin Court who commented further up passed away a short while ago.
    RIP Colin, he started in Sedgewick Road moving down to Rudgewick Road to be with his Carol and they stayed together or close till his passing.

    By Peter Allen (13/04/2022)

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