No emails in 1952 - don't you just love the old days - especially the telephone numbers
In 1952 my dad was running his own photographic business out of 14 Castle Hill Road
Since publishing these pictures further information has been received about the Battle Carol Singers group, (on the left below) from
Audrey McAllan (nee Foot) who many of you will remember from the Battle Bookshop.
The singers were members of The Fellowship of St George - and Audrey lists them from left to right:
In the front row: Archie Wiggins (in beret), Rev Francis Vere-Hodge Curate (in cap), next two not known, then Virginia Knight and Daphne Martin, Lantern bearer not known, then another not known, followed by Eileen Foot and Betty Oliver and still in the front row another unknown on the right.
In the back row: Ivor Holland, Chris Poole, myself-Audrey Foot, Ann Groome, Gordon Thompsett, Maurice Thompsett and Gwyneth Russell (behind Betty Oliver)
Thankyou Audrey for your very useful contribution to this page.
Battle Carol Singers
See list of names left
The Dean of Battle, the Very Rev. A.T.A. Naylor
with his duel-purpose, mowing and milking, goats.
Victorian Letter Box in the wall of the old "Railway Hotel" in Station Rod
The Magic of studying at "Battle Abbey School"
Traditional Boxing Day meet at Battle Abbey
Hop-picking starts on Friday and pickers are arriving at Guinness fields in Bodium. Some of them will live in special hutted-camps during during thr picking season, others living nearer the fields will travel to and frfo daily.
The young lady in the picture Cathy Griffiths, one of the first to arrive, has started hopping already - or perhaps she's just jumping for joy at the thought of spending her fortnights holiday in the fresh country air - and getting paid for it. (Cathy lives in Hastings)
Caption and Photos by Ivor White
Hop picking at Bodium
The Shadows. Possibly taken at the White Rock.
Arthur English 1957
Argus - How many people know that the Natiions "Chin-up" boy - Charlie Chester is a keen Archer. A member of the "London Archers" - he takes his bow and arrows on tour with him. This week while appearing at thr "Regal" St Leonards, he was challenged by a local author Mr D Jackson and the match took place Hickmans farm Hastings. Cheerful Charlie lost, but there will be a return match on Saturday. In the picture (below) , Mr Jackson is second from the left, and Charlie wears a striped pullover. Accompaniying him to the field were the Hamilton Twins and dave King from the Regal show. In the other picture Charlie has double-trouble trying to kill two birgds with one arrow. (The Hamilton Twins)