More on Garages

More on Garages

More detail about Village Garages Last month I described how Graveley Brothers, the precursor to James Pearce’s business, started operating from Butts Works soon after the end of the First World War and continued through the Thirties. The company also serviced...
Newpound Bonfire Society

Newpound Bonfire Society

Newpound Bonfire Society Bonfire societies have been quite common in Sussex over the years and many still operate today. Among those societies that have ceased is the Newpound Bonfire Society. It was founded in 1938 and based at the Bat and Ball, Newpound. It was...
Prosecuting Society

Prosecuting Society

Prosecuting Society On 21st February 1820, a special meeting was convened at the Three Crowns to record an interesting case that had occurred at the inn only three days earlier, viz. “Whereas two persons, one answering the description of a horse dealer and the other...
Village Garages

Village Garages

Village Garages Newcomers probably don’t realise that there was a garage in the village centre until quite recently. This was located at Pimpernel House on Petworth Road, now Pimpernel Bed & Breakfast. Older inhabitants may remember that there was an earlier...
Nursing Service

Nursing Service

Nursing Service There has been a nursing service in the village from at least as far back as the 1880’s. Until around 1919, nurses lived at Meadow Bank on the Petworth Road. From there they would be conveyed by a pony and trap to the patient. We know that the driver...
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