Annie, Albion Jnr, Albion Snr, Mabel
The Mewett family were living in Ashburnham in 1900 when my grandmothet was born
Albion Snr worked as a gamekeeper
In 1891 Albion Snr was residing as a boarder at Greenwoods farm Heathfield. He was the gamekeeper.
Also staying at that location was George Packham (Son in Law to the Head - Walter Pettitt) I suspect that this is how he met his wife Mary Packham.
Mabel aged 4
This photo was taken by
BODON & HAWLEY of Bexhill
Mabel aged about19
Sidney Marchant - A boyfriend of Mabel, died of pneumonia in Palestine in 1918 just before he was due to return home.
Annie Alice Mewett and David Honeysett - they married in 1938.
see newspaper cutting
Mabel Mewett married Percival White. They lived in Battle, at South Lodge, and later at 13 Senlac Gardens
Elizabeth White, Percival and Mabel outside Abbey Cottage
This was where the Abbey Walled Garden was situated - it is clearly visible on Google Maps
Albion worked at the Gypsum mines and played in the Dallington Town Band
He had two childern by his first wife Gladys; Cybil and Anthony
I had an email from a Darryl Mewett who live in Australia, in 2009 recalling a comment about Albion;
"I remember Albion junior as an old man. He was a lovely person, as was his second wife Edith.
I went on my first motorbike ride with Albion. He was going round a corner in the middle of Brightling, quite slowly and in the middle of the road, when he turned to me and said "Last time I came round this corner on the bike I was knocked off by a woman driver and broke both my legs." That gave me a lot of confidence!"
I also remember when he broke his legs - he still used to ride his bike to the pub
Cybil married Albert spice in 1953 - see the photos
Left to right
Elsie - Albion - Edie - Connie
Uncle Albion and Edie, with Mabel, Aunty Annie, Colin and Serena, at Sunny Bank in Catsfield (1970's)