Gill Wright – the ferryman saved my life!

Shoreham Beach resident Gill Wright kindly allowed us to record some of her memories of when she lived in “Town” (West Street) and then when her parents moved to the “Posh part” (Old Fort Road). The lack of transport to Southwick from the east end of the Beach at the time, was resolved when a friend introduced her to “The Ferryman”.

Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 14 minutes.

Gill Wright

Bill Gebbett – a life with bees

Long time Shoreham resident Bill Gebbett kindly allowed us to record some of his reminiscences from a diverse life in Sussex ranging from his exploits on the farm at Holmbush, driving tractors at 12 years old, becoming a bee expert, amateur film-making, and earning his living as a roofing contractor. Recorded in interview with Mike Riddiford in 2022. The recording is around 47 minutes.

Bill Gebbett the master of bees, in Southwick age 20

Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17

All Marlipins Galleries 1 to 17

In partnership with the Sussex Archaeological Society the following images were one of the first collections to be displayed on our community website and is certainly the most significant. It contains the large majority of the Marlipins Museum Collection originally scanned in 2004 to which further cooperation with the Museum has enabled us to scan and add many more of their unique images.

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Sussex Archaeological Society Photo Archive no. 1

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Bert & Peg Taylor

Bert and Peg Taylor recall their time in 1920’s/30’s Ship Street, Gordon Road and Bert’s wartime experiences during the retreat from Dunkirk.

Bert & Peg Taylor Part 1
Bert & Peg Taylor Part 2