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Gerry White

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Old Shoreham
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:40:36 am »
Growing up in Old Shoreham in the days after World War 2, and seeing all there
 was on the farm, was exciting stuff, very much so for a youngster.  The Framptons
 worked the farm caring or the Milking herd, which twice a day was brought to the
 Dairy at the bottom of the Street , from the Downs. In Springtime, the Ewes,which
had spent Winter on the Downs, were cared for in the Old Barn, which was opposite
the Farmhouse, and adjacent to the lambing field, where local people came year on year, to see the frolicking lambs..and Motherly ewes. It was a sad day, the farm
 was sold, and the Barn was dismantled, now gone forever, but not forgotten by
 those who remember Rural times, seeing the Combined Harvester in action. and
 local people helping out with the Harvest. Most of the world of Old Shoreham which sat in the  area just beside the Church is gone, the tiny Village that was with
a Blacksmith, Post Office, Garage, Farm, is only survived by the only Public House
the Red Lion, even the tiny infants school..was pulled down and the pupils were
transferred to other Church of England schools...all in the name of progress, and a more cost effective way of life.
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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 02:18:19 pm »
A couple of photos for you Gerry.
The Steyning Road photo dates from 1952, the other two are from 1953.
The man walking towards you down The Street is Henry Cheal.

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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:24:36 am »
It would be very interesting to superimpose a photograph taken now of photo 02 taken from the same angle !
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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:44:58 am »
Here is a later photo, taken from the same viewpoint.
I am not sure of the date and I don't know when the houses were built, but the gardens are reasonably well established and there are a split-screen Morris Minor and a Triumph Herald parked outside the end house, so I would guess perhaps late 1960's or early 1970's.


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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:34:03 am »
Well I'm blowed Lofty - I took the same angle view for one of our 'ghost' images. Hope to get those and Bob Hill's Old Shoreham photo collection on here eventually.

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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 07:38:03 pm »
One of my favourite photos from Robert Hill's excellent book 'Old Shoreham Village & Farms' is the one of the lambing field.

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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 08:35:06 am »
 Thank you Lofty, the farm Barn and Lambing field is how I remember it
  all very rural....and a Bonus of H Cheal, coming down the oldest thoroughfare
  in Shoreham , The Street.

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Re: Old Shoreham
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 04:58:31 pm »
Cheers Gerry,
I love the picture of the lambing field and anything rural like that, probably because I was born and brought up on a farm myself..........
You may have noticed that the image above is full sized, having been scanned from the original photograph - the version that appears in the book has been cut down somewhat.
Below is the same view as it appeared in August 1977.

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