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Little Conghurst 1939

7th March 2021

Carol Knight:

Hi, looking for info on a Florence, Daisy and Frederick Thompson, who took in evacuees from London in 1939. My dad, Frank Newman was 10 when he was sent there with his older brother Gerry. Found some details from the 1939 census but would love to find out more about where they stayed.
Thanks, Carol

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Links View, Martins

23rd December 2020

David West:

My parents lived in Copthall Avenue from 1937 to 2000 approx. Mum died 1994 and Dad moved to Crane House Gardens and died 2005. I was born 1948 and moved away to Rolvenden in 1974 but never realised there was a Golf Links Course in Conghurst Lane. I do remember Colin Golding who was apprenticed to Mr Weller at Pipers Printing works on Highgate and instrumental in starting the Wealden Advertiser. Mr Lumb was the Headmaster of the Junior School. Mr Wickins the caretaker. Mr Rummery the Verger, Percy Weston the Organist at All Saints, Mrs Relf at St Laurence. Its all flooding back!
I too have many happy memories of Hawkhurst!

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Links View, Martins

3rd October 2020

Chris Martin:

My parents (Mary and Gordon Martin) lived in Links View (now April Cottage) in Conghurst Lane in the late 1950s and lived there til the 1990s. It was so called because it overlooked Links Farm which my father established on the site of the original golf course.I went to the scouts in Hawkhurst with my friend Mick Eames, Colin and Robert Golding from Conghurst Lane (and my brother Nigel) as well as several others from the Hawkhurst area.

Mick and I walked down Stream Lane to junior school at the moor. Later I went to the dreadful Swattenden School, catching the school bus from the Shop at the end of Conghurst Lane. I have many more memories of Hawkhurst, happy times.

I've now retired to the New Forest overlooking the IOW and enjoying being a Grandfather ... Chris Martin

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Family Roots / Ancestry

18th June 2020

Jane Robinson:

I am so pleased to see your message, Merylyn. I do have some news for you and will be in touch by e-mail.

Jane

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Family Roots / Ancestry

16th June 2020

Merylyn Shaw:

Caius forwarded your message to me and I would be delighted to hear your information about Basil and the Ready family. I did my research as you say a long time ago.

Merylyn Shaw

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Family Roots / Ancestry

15th June 2020

Jane Robinson:

Hi Merylyn

I know that your post is from a long time ago, but I thought that I would let you know that I have some information concerning the family.

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Weight Watchers in Hawkhurst

5th January 2020

Keith Mewes:

Hi, I’m Keith the WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) Coach at Hawkhurst. We meet every Tuesday evening at Copt Hall from 5:30pm.
We are a friendly group and always welcome new members joining us.
If you would like to start your weight loss journey then now is the right time to do it.
Come along and have a chat about how we can help you to become the best version of yourself.

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Family

9th November 2019

Mary-Anne Nightingale:

Hi Lynn,

I realise that your post is 4 years old but I am looking for names and dates of my late mother-in-law Ruby Annie Nightingale (Tilbe) siblings and wondered if you can help.

Regards,

Mary-Anne

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Jumble Sale

26th September 2019

Sophie Goodyer:

Good evening I was just wondering if there is a jumble sale in the village this year? Kind regards Sophie :)

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Jenner / Blackford

4th August 2019

David Blackford:

In my ancesttry research I find that my Grandfather, Luke, John Blackford born 1862 was the illegitimate son of John Jenner and Caroline Blackford - Hense had the surname Blackford.
Do I have any Jenner relatives descended from their LEGITIMATE sons & daughter - William Alfred born 1864, Mark Thomas born 1867 and Florence Javeny born 1876?
David Blackford
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