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If you have a query or can help someone, please send your message to notice@uckfield.co.uk.
TheWeald.org is another great place to search for ancestors from the area

    • I am looking for the whereabouts of the shop owned or ran by Thomas Cowdrey a photogrpher on the High Street, Uckfield in 1874 Maybe Talbot House. I would like to find out the location of it.
    • I have an entry for a Margaret Lillian Salmon on the 1939 Census listed as a Matron of a Prep school located in Uckfield, Sussex, England. Can anyone please tell me the name of this school?
      Thanks for any help victorjmailat13sympatico.ca
    • Hi I am trying to find out some past history regarding my father Michael Hall born 1937, and at the age of 28 lived at Bretts Cottages in Framfield. It was his address on his marriage certificate. Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you. (please contact notice@uckfield.co.uk if you can help)
    • Hi I am trying to locate Johanna and Margaret Hurley, who appear in the Orphanage in Uckfield 1911 census and  in photos of the orphanage. hurleykim29mailat13gmail.com
    • I’m trying to pinpoint the location of Framfield’s parish workhouse or poorhouse. On Sandy Lane, both “The Pound” and “Brett’s Cottages” seem to be candidates. I’ve also seen a reference to Blackboys Common. Any more definite information welcome. Thanks. peter.higginbothammailat13gmail.com
    • I would love to know the whereabouts of Andrew Johnson, Trevor Siggs, Martin Davey, John Broomhead and Allan Green – friends in my teenage years in Uckfield. I moved to Seaford in 1968 and lost touch. Be good to catch up Alan Saunders (email address withheld).
    • Hi can anyone help, lost set of keys including car keys !!! Left on bench at Uckfield station on Monday morning 4th June when I got up to catch train. They were apparently found by a lady catching the next train, who took them into the cafe as the station was unmanned but then left taking them with her .
      Hoping someone reading this may have any more information. Many thanks for your help Harry Gittoes
    • We are hoping to move to Uckfield in the summer, but have heard some bad reports about commuting by train from Uckfield to East Croydon (delays and cancellations etc over and above the strikes). Can anyone give me up to date information about train reliability? What problems have there been and how often? Thank you!
    • Hello, I’m researching finding out about my maternal grandmother Annie Eileen Clifton, I don’t have much information but she died here in 1971. Annie’s maiden name is Price she had been married to Charles George Clifton and after separating, then had relationships with men called Frank Dennis Marvelle and Brian Davis. Annie is believed to maybe have had children with these men.
    • Hello, I am searching for any information about my ancestors who resided in Uckfield between 1585 and 1703 before moving to Withyham. They are members of the MILES family.  My direct ancestors Richard (Born c 1585) – William (Born c 1625) – John (Born 1663) and John (Born 1691) married into the Jenner – Wright – Morley and one other named Joane (no maiden name). Karl Meyers (MILES) Swansea email karl.meyersmailat13ntlworld.com

    • Hello good people of Uckfield. My name is Robert Saunders from Melbourne Australia.  I am looking for possible family links in Uckfield. My Saunders history goes back to William Saunders 1764 at Eastbourne, then Boxgrove, Amberley, Uckfield, Ticehust, Carshalton, Saffron Walden then Australia. The most immediate link for Uckfield is Unity Saunders born Amberley 1824/died 1890… son William born 1857. He married Mary Carfrae in 1888 at Thakeham. They had two children Arthur born 1889 at Amberley and Susan Salome born 1892 at Edburton. I believe that in 1911 the family lived in a converted church called “Chapel House” in Uckfield. William died in 1929 in Uckfield, no date on Mary’s death. Arthur married Ruth Heasman in 1914 in Uckfield and they had eight children (one son / seven daughters) and lived at “The Elms” in Uckfield. Susan Salome married Charles Young in 1918 and had five children all born in Uckfield. Only record is son Charles Young born 1921. Unfortunately I have nothing further to add at this time and would be most grateful if any of your readers could provide me with any information that they may have or errors in any of the above. Many thanks for your assistance. Robert Saunders. robb.t8mailat13bigpond.com Mobile   0411 204 767

    • I am really hoping someone in the Uckfield community might be able to help me! I am getting married on 6th August at Bluebell Vineyard – my fiancé grew up on North Chailey. Originally my fiancés aunt was meant to be playing the piano for us however she has been taken very unwell and is now sadly unable to attend the wedding. We are looking for someone to play for no more than half an hour – not necessarily a professional – just anyone competent, an enthusiastic amateur would be as welcome as an aficionado! We simply want a couple of songs as people arrive and then as I walk down the aisle. I am completely open minded about the style of music and there will be no requirement to learn anything new. If there is anyone out there that may be able to help I would be eternally grateful. The timings would be approximately 1pm-1.30pm on 6th august this year. Thank you xx
    • I would love to know if anyone has information or memories about Harry William Edwin Smith and Mabel Bishop, who married in Uckfield in early 1924 and had their son Stanley Gordon Grieve Smith a few months later in April 1924. I can not find any address for them and know nothing more about their life in Uckfield, and would be very grateful for any assistance. Thanks and kind regardsElizabeth Mellen (1st cousin once removed)
    • For Taodhg Burns re John Woodley – Please email: mar44jonmailat13gmail.com – re John Woodley.  He would very much like to make contact.
    • Hi anyone who went to Uckfield County Secondary School 1965-1969. Be good to catch up with anyone from the old A stream especially Kieth Sandells, Michael Adams, I still keep in touch with Phil Cottingham and his sister but have lost touch with others be great to hear from them. Clif Weston westonclifmailat13yahoo.com
    • Roy Hancock I saw you were looking for Raymond Pratt. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but if its the Raymond Pratt I think you are seeking, sadly he is no longer with us. The Raymond Pratt I am referring to has a brother Neville who is married to Jenny, they live in Sandy Lane Framfield. They used to have a farm in Framfield at Hammonds Green. This Raymond married one of the Turner girls from Brett’s Cotts in Sandy Lane, and she now lives in 13 Framelle Mount. Hope this is of some Help. Christine Sullivan (nee Milham)

    • Re: Jimmy Edwards – He did not have a farm by the church. He and Alan (his brother) had Atherals Farm at the north end of the village. This was a dairy farm and the kept their horses there for the hunt. Jimmy lived on the road to Nutley for some time and then had a house built on Mill Lane in the village. Lynn Le Cras

    • I remember a few names from my time as a pupil at Uckfield Secondary Modern School between 1959 to 1962. I would like to know how life has panned out for them so far. The names I remember are Carol Venn, Jean Lamble, Alan Huxley and Valerie Robertshaw(Robertson} I have had news that a former very good school friend of mine called Michael Wren has sadly recently passed away. One other person I can remember was the head Prefect at the time and his name is Raymond Pratt. My name is Roy Hancock. royjhancockmailat13hotmail.co.uk (corrected)

    • Sally was asking about her family the Sergents of Fletching. I know this family well. Mr and Mrs have passed away but her daughters are still about. If she would like to message me on facebook or email me she can. lynn.lecrasmailat13sky.com – Lynn Le Cras
    • Hi, we’ve not long moved to the area and we have a new au pair helping us look after our little boy. Does anyone know if there are any other au pairs living locally who I could put her in touch with? She’s a lovely girl and it would be great for her to meet some people locally. She’s Spanish, but her English is at a decent level. Many thanks if any one has any information they could pass on? Charlotte

    • Hello, I would love to buy a copy of this if anyone has a photo of the Bell Hotel in Uckfield as my parents managed it back in the early 1970s. Many thanks Donna Guy

    • I’m looking for some information on North Row in Uckfield, history, pictures etc. Thanks in advance, Steve – stevieray1981mailat13gmail.com north-row

    • After the war my dad, Gabriel Saunders owned a green grocers but sadly he died in 1949. He is buried in Uckfield but my living family members do not have the name of the cemetery. Can someone supply me with a list of cemeteries covering the 1949 date and I will contact them to have them check their records. A nephew from Australia will be in the UK in 2014 and would like to visit his granddad’s grave. Thank you in advance for your help. Regards, Toni Byrnes (nee Saunders)

    • General Smuts reviews troops at Uckfield around 1944. I wonder if anyone has recollections of the above? Friends of ours went to see this take place as very young children with their dog, a brown ? Airedale terrier, named Ben, who they had to leave as he slipped his lead and ran onto the parade ground! They never quite found out what Ben did – or didn’t do! Many thanks, Colin Ireson

    • Ruby (Bobbie) Rosen Stewart I’m trying to find out more about a family member who died in Uckfield in 1966. Her name was Ruby Stewart – formerly Ruby or Bobbie Rosen, and I believe she had a son, possibly a daughter. I know it’s a long shot, but if anyone remembers the family and could contact me, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

    • Join the Uckfield Veggies! – A new social group has been set up for local vegetarians and vegans. Uckfield Veggies will meet once a month (on the second Thursday) to enjoy a meal in a local restaurant and to make new likeminded friends. The group is open to vegetarians and vegans, and also to those who wish to move towards a meat-free diet. Anyone interested in finding out more should email Kate at UckfieldVeggieshotmail.com

    • Hello, I wonder if you can help me? I have family in Fletching who I have lost contact with. I would like to contact them to find where my father lives. I remember visiting them and I know the community knew each other very well – it was a lovely place with lovely people. This was about 20 years ago. My Auntie and Uncle were called Betty and John Sargent and lived at 3 Chestnut Cottages. They had four children, Jill, Chris, David and Lynda. Christine, I think, married a farmer. Do any of you know the family? I understand you can’t tell me where they live if you do but could you forward a letter or my email please? Thanks for your time ~ Sally Ann Edwards

    • Hi there, hoping you can help me, we were in Uckfield over the weekend on a working trip down from Central Scotland and had breakfast in an amazing cafe / deli opposite Corbins and next to a charity shop, the service and food were amazing, the young girl who looked after us (had just passed her theory test) was smiley, happy and the whole experience was outstanding. I want to leave them a review on trip advisor and send them an email thanking them, unfortunatley can’t remember the name of the business, any chance if anyone there knows what I am talking about, could you please email the name of the deli /cafe along with a website or email address if you know of one. Many thanks Rod Nisbet

    • I believe the lady holding the small child in this photo is Alice Maria Richardson nee West who was born in 1878 Framfield. Alice was the daughter of Gilbert West and Mary Morris who lived in Stone Cottages, Uckfield and Mill Croft, Alexandra Road, Uckfield. Gilbert also lived at Budletts when he was a child. I am assuming the older lady in this photograph might be Mary Morris. Hoping someone might recognise the cottage or have any information on Stone Cottages, Mill Croft or Budletts from that time that they can share with me. Many thanks Holly Moulton, holly.moultonshaw.ca.

    • I am tracing my family tree and any help would be much appreciated if you know of any of the following: John Evans and Mary Dumbrill had 6 children. George born 1824, don’t think he married and he was in the army. John born 1826 married Eliza Wood and had 7 children (names married into – Hubbard, Kneller). William born 1828 – don’t know anything about him. Henry born 1830 married Phoebe Cheeseman and had 8 children (names married into – Kilner, Turner, Mills, Bowell, Gray) David born 1831 married in Uckfield to Ann Packham and then sent to Australia as a convict and married Mary FlemingMartha born 1840 married Henry Turner and had 5 children (names married into – Gadd, Taylor, Fuller, Brandon). I can be contacted on davcomno spam attpg.com.au

    • Some time ago I put the following message on the notice board: “I am attempting to trace my family tree. My grandmother was Violet Ellen Legg (nee Waters). She was born in Tonbridge on 7 July 1923 and died in 1990 after spending most of her life in Uckfield. During the second world war she had a child (my father) with Alan Clyde Robertson, a Canadian soldier. Unfortunately, I do not know Alan’s rank or regiment or where in Canada he was from. The child was called Peter Robert Waters and was born on 7 December 1942. Peter, or as he tended to be called Robert or Bobby in those days, lived in Uckfield until 1946 when Violet and her mother Margaret Waters sent him to an orphanage in Gillingham, Dorset. He was subsequently sent to Cheam, London before being adopted by the Holland family in Southwark, London. If anyone can help in any way with information about my grandparents I would love to hear from you. Many thanks Martin Holland martin.seawardsbtinternet.com “I am pleased to say that I now have some updated information and have recived my grandfather’s service record showing he was from St Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and joined the Royal Canadian Army Military Corp in 1939. His rank number was H2417. He left the Canadian army in 1946 so therefore survived the war. His mother’s name was Jessie. Thank you for all your help thus far but I am still searching for some essential information and if anyone can help please contact me: martin.seawardsbtinternet.com

    • I am researching an Uckfield family called Shipton. I know there were bakers and a butcher and they were living on High Street at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. I would be grateful for any information or advice. My email address is fitzgeraldsorange.fr

    • When I was a young boy I remember visiting my Aunt and Uncle who lived in Water Tower House which was at the top of a lane which led to a rather grand place called Uckfield House. Over the years my parents and I visited Uckfield most Summers and I remember being told stories of The Queen and Prince Philip walking through the woods and surrounding grounds when they visited Lord & Lady Rupert Neville who lived in Uckfield House. Princess Margaret often had her “private” meetings with her boy friend of the time and my Aunt and Uncle were offered no end of cash for a photographer to stake out at the top of the water tower to spy on the pair. They, of course, refused. We got to know the butler quite well, a very dignified man called Mr Field and his wife Mim. I remember walking down a little ginnel (as it was called in the north) I think they called it a twittern past a hatchery which always had the warm smell of a chicken shed at the bottom of this alley way there was a large market garden which kept the house in vegetables throughout the year and occasionally sold to the public. I came back to visit many years ago to find that Rupert Neville had sold all the estate and houses had been built over my old Summer play ground. The water tower was still there together with some of the estate houses but Uckfield House was in a sad state of repair. Does anyone else remember the days when The Royals used to visit or remember the Butler Mr Field or Clair and Ernest Foster at the Water Tower. I’d love to hear from you. Martin McEvoy.

    • I came across a Morphew Cottage in Uckfield. Can any body shed any light on the history of this cottage. I am writing a history of the Morphew, Morfew and Morffews and would be interested on how this cottage acquired its name. email address is peter.wendytalk21.com

    • I am trying to find the whereabouts of Dorothy Mitchell who lived at Nursery House Ridgewood in the 1990’s? She was bought by a surrogate mother Ethel Chignall who was married to my grandfather Horace Victor Chignall (Ethel was his 2nd wife).

    • I am trying to get in touch with Fiona Renton who lived in or near Uckfield in a house named Maypole cottage in the early ’80s. She was a volunteer in Calcutta with Mother Theresa, which is where I knew her – would love to get in touch as I am making a trip to England next summer.

    • “I am attempting to trace my family tree. My grandmother was Violet Ellen Legg (nee Waters). She was born in Tonbridge on 7 July 1923 and died in 1990 after spending most of her life in Uckfield. During the second world war she had a child (my father) with Alan Clyde Robertson, a Canadian soldier. Unfortunately, I do not know Alan’s rank or regiment or where in Canada he was from. The child was called Peter Robert Waters and was born on 7 December 1942. Peter, or as he tended to be called Robert or Bobby in those days, lived in Uckfield until 1946 when Violet and her mother Margaret Waters sent him to an orphanage in Gillingham, Dorset. He was subsequently sent to Cheam, London before being adopted by the Holland family in Southwark, London. If anyone can help in any way with information about my grandparents I would love to hear from you. Many thanks Martin Holland martin.seawardsno spam atbtinternet.com

    • Greetings from Australia. I am trying to locate a Paul Collis brother of Simon (deceased and who I believe is buried in Uckfield) and Stuart. He also has 2 daughters Orla and Brogan. I believe they may have been local at some stage.

    • Hi both my wife and I went to Uckfield Secondary School in the early 60s,when Mr Pearmain was hedmaster. Would love to hear from anyone who was in the ‘a stream’ Trevor Siggs, Richard Hall, John Broomhead etc. I have good memories of those days, of the fun we had and the teachers. We now live in Latvia, Also I am trying to trace Jim Macintosh, who was awarded the Queens award to industry when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, any help or news would be great. Thanks Roger Hazellden.

    • I am trying to trace descendents of my great-grandfather, James Bartholomew Collins born 1851 and Elizabeth Morris born 1852. My grand-father, Albert Edward Collins and his family, including my father, Edward Leslie Collins, resided at Morgans Yard until at least 1911(Census). Albert and all his family emigrated to Australia in 1924. I am hoping that the other siblings of my grand-father, Albert, may have remained in the area. I would also like any information about Morgans Yard. I visited Uckfield in 2000 and found the site of Morgans Yard. There was a plaque on the wall at the original entrance off High St. John Collins

    • My great-aunt Mary Lancett married Arthur Underwood in Uckfield in 1938. I would be interested to hear from anyone who knew the family. George Lancett, Presteigne, Powys, UK.

    • I am trying to trace a lady whose family lived in Uckfield in the mid-1950s. Her (maiden) name was Rosemary Ellen Brown and she was born c.1938 and worked for a time at the Holly Bush cafe. I don’t know much more than this, though she possibly went to live with someone who already had children, and may have moved to the Shoreham area in the 1960s – Alison Rees

    • We are researching Russian emigration and at the moment we are trying to find a burial place of Natalie Duddington (1886-1972) a writer and translator. She wa married to John Duddington, a Director of London Whitechapel Gallery. The reason we are writing to Uckfield is because their marriage was registered in Uckfield in 1954. John died only 4 years later. May be he was a resident of the area and buried somewhere there and his wife was buried next to him when her tiem came? We would appreciate any advice on juliakelds.freeserve.co.uk Thank you in advance Julia & Keld

    • Whilst sifting through some long lost documents in a box I have discovered a faded copy of a 6-page foolscap publication called “The Parochial Periodical” dated 7/3/55. This was produced by the children of Uckfield Parochial School class 1A of 1954-55 and sold for 2d per copy. Mine is No.114 so quite a few must have been printed. Do any more survive I wonder? I have made a scanned copy, so if anyone would like a set I can send them as 6 email attachments. Contact Peter Hodge at peter.hodgemypostoffice.co.uk[Many thanks to Peter for his efforts, you can also download a PDF version (3.5MB) directly from this link]

    • I am looking for a lady named Jean Grinstead, she used to live at 7 Downland Copse in the city of Uckfield. Is there a way to know if she is still at this address and is it possible to have a phone number? I have been working at the time at the British High Commission in Mauritius and this is where we met. Thanks for your assistance. Louise Bethereau

    • Hello Uckfield, I am trying to trace the Sturdy family who I believe were associated with Sunnydale Farm.My mum met Valerie Sturdy during the war when they were stationed together in the army. They remained lifelong friends until Val’s death.I have come across a lot of old photographs of the family and Val and in particular a real war time memoire which is a fabulous photo of Val in her uniform set in an unusual frame. Obviously I would like to pass these photos etc on to the family.The only other snippets of info I have is that one of Val’s relatives was called Cherry and I believe somewhere in the family there were twins. I do hope someone can help on this.Patricia Utting – my mum’s name was Joan Sullivan nee West and we live at Sutton In Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. E mail address is ashmore14astop spamyahoo.co.uk Many Thanks – lovely town by the way and great website.

    • I am trying to trace descendents of my great-grandfather, James Bartholomew Collins born 1851 and Elizabeth Morris born 1852. My grand-father, Albert Edward Collins and his family, including my father, Edward Leslie Collins, resided at Morgans Yard until at least 1911(Census). Albert and all his family emigrated to Australia in 1924.I am hoping that the other siblings of my grand-father, Albert, may have remained in the area. I would also like any information about Morgans Yard. I visited Uckfield in 2000 and found the site of Morgans Yard. There was a plaque on the wall at the original entrance off High St. John Collins

    • Peter Hodge, Derek Miller, John Tully, Mary Williams and mane more from the A grade. Michael Berry looking to contact past members contact “: berrykinsozemail.com.au

    • My father was attached to the Perth Regiment of the 2nd div of the Canadian Army. I have a postcard of Budletts Rocks that he may have picked up as a souvenir in, or near Uckfield in early to late 1943. I was wondering if anyone has records or memories of Canadian troops, as I am tracing where he may been during his military time in the UK before being shipped out to the Italian Campaign..Budlett's Rock

    • Norma and Leon Boyers of west Acton london,myself Lesley Seaton.We lost contact with Rosemary Williams,from Uckfield sussex.Parents had a farm there.Two brothers,one by name John,sister lived in South Africa.Last contact was working at Hillington hospital in middlessex.Les Seaton,now lives in Canada,Ontario,also own,and operate Guest House,in Barbados W.I during the winter season,located on the south -coast,the parish of Christ Church.Shall be happy to make contact,after so long. Please send Email lseatonsunbeach.net

    • I am trying to find Natalie S., who I think is living in the Uckfield area. I don’t want to give too many details as I don’t want to embarrass her, but she had an issue regarding her lip, and I’m concerned about her. Could anyone who knows her ask her to contact Ian or Coretta at ianhills1gmail.com

    • I live in lewes and have a 2bed 1st floor flat in lovely area looking for a 2bed in uckfield, Halland or Blackboys area, if you are interested please contact me lisa 07840001614. or if you are interested in a 2/3 bed flat with lift in Eastbourne with sea views please contact me as could do a 3 way swap. thank you

    • I am researching Ellis Family from East Sussex and am trying to track down any descendants of George Ellis and Mary Falconer from the Uckfield, Fletching & Maresfield area. George born in 1754 Maresfield and Mary born 1757 Fletching. They had 11 children including William born 1802 in Fletching. William married Mary Tyler born 1803 Hertfordshire. They had 7 children Hannah b. 1827, George 1829, William Henry 1831, Henry 1833, Harriett 1835, James 1838, Mary 1843. George and Henry immigrated to Sydney Australia in 1851. Any descendants please contact Stephen Ellis email: stephenellis aapt.net.au

    • I am looking for relatives of Charlie Harris who was a gypsy traveller in this vicinity in the mid sixties. He drove a small lorry back then, and I think he was married but got divorced in 1967-ish. If you can help or have knowledge of this man or his family I would dearly like to know. – Jennie Burt.

    •  Hi … I am looking for any family I may still have in Uckfield. I lived at 18 Alexandra Rd until I was 3 moving to Canada with my family my Dad was in the armed forces and married Dorothy Taylor. I may still have cousins there. My aunt’s name was Rene my uncles Jim and Alfred my parents have passed on but my Mother was born and raised there also. If anyone knows of this family or this reaches any of my family I would like to hear from them I have an email address they can contact me at and then we can go from there. Thanks – Ann Lambert (please forward any replies to john  uckfield-dot-co-dot-uk)

    • Hi, I am looking for any info on a Ruby Kathleen Bailey born 1921 uckfield to Allen Hugh Bailey and Hilda Rose Haffenden. I believe Ruby had a brother Hubert. last address for Ruby is Norfolk Cottages Crowborough in 1943 and she was a bookkeeper then. Thanks in advance – Christine

    • Uckfield residents. We can’t let this Bird-in-eye housing development go ahead. It’s yet another example of the authorities destroying open land that is the home to wildlife; a beautiful place to explore; and if anything, more suited to grow local produce. We don’t need more cars, and more trouble parking in the area. We don’t need more building works and more ugly new developments. We need to think about the future and preserve the environment. The authorities don’t seem care about our quality of living, or the environment as long as they are making a nice profit from selling off this open land. The development is currently in planning, so we don’t have long to act. You can read about it here: No longer available Sign the petition here, and let Wealden District Council know how you feel…www.ipetitions.com/petition/bird-in-eye

    • I am looking for any family members of my father his name was Ian Myburgh he died on 30th APRIL 1992, in Cape Town, I am his daughter Barbara Myburgh I live in Namibia. Please contact me bmaclobowalvisbaycc.org.na

    • My great grandmother, Louise Champion (married name Batchelor) had cousins in Uckfield, probably Ridgewood. Alice, Alf and Vic lived somewhere near a place called Piper’s Nursery in the 1960s/70s. Louise has a granddaughter in Canada. We’d both love to trace any relatives/friends who remember Alice, Alf and Vic. If you can help in any way, please contact ljt1freeola.com. Many thanks

    • I recently found a reference in my mother’s documents to a friend of hers named John Woodley. The address read as 2 Southfield Drive, Uckfield, Sussex. The reference was from some time in the 1990’s, I think. Can you help me locate this person? FYI – my mother’s name was Myrtle Burns and my father’s Dr.James Burns. They knew Mr. Woodley in Peterborough, England, I believe. –Taodhg Burns

    • Dear Uckfield residents, Though not from Uckfield, I have lived in Lewes for years and taught at Ringmer Community College for a similar time span. Lewes is driving me mad, with all its poshness and pointless shops, so I have decided to move to Uckfield. I have rented a nice little house near the rugby club, and was feeling all relaxed about my move to a nicer place. Then I got on your website and followed the link to the Times Online page about village websites. Uckfield is represented by a squabble between a woman who doesn’t want any asylum seekers in her town, a man who is told off for being fat, and a woman who becomes incoherently angry. Are you quite mad? Is this how you want Uckfield represented? Christ(mas). Your new Uckfield co-habitee.

    • This is a real affair of the heart I need help with as I have just found this website that could change my life! I’m looking for June Spacey, lived in Uckfield from June 1966 to July 1979. I may have got this wrong and it may be, Cockfield, which may be in West Sussex however would really appreciate you posting this as she was a real belter. I am looking for my friend Lorrain Norman who I still think lives at Luxford Close Belmont Road Uckfield N221JY if anyone knows of her whereabouts please please let her know that her friend Mary is looking to contact her. My email is maryoakleigh.co.za. Many thanks.

    • I am interested in tracing the origins of a shop in High Street, Uckfield (As it was called then, but think it was corner of Church Street), It was called William Dendy’s and registered as a Grocer & Draper in the Post Office Directory. It is registered in the 1874 Census as being in the High Street and I have met a lady who says her father-in-law worked there probably 100 years ago (making it the early 1900’s) but looking on historical maps of Uckfield I cannot trace when the shop was closed and redeveloped and would love anyone to let me know if they have any details. Many thanks, Denise Mines

    • I am looking to contact Louise Benns originally from Crowborough, went to High Hurst Wood Primary School and left in 1990? I am having a 30th birthday party and would really like her to attend. If anyone has any information on her whereabouts please contact me on matizmumhotmail.com Many thanks Charlotte nee Evemy 

    • Looking for Mr Kenneth Annan – I lost contact since I moved to Canada, can you please help? Thank you – Margaret Crombie (email address withheld)

    • The Hollybush Café was situated next door to the old Drill Hall, approximately where “Kids Stuff” is now. Before its demolition to make way for the Bell Walk development, the café became the Uckfield Club for a number of years. I would suggest that more info including photos may be available from Uckfield & District Preservation Society (contact details online) or possibly from the secretary of the Uckfield Club, which now operates from their current premises in Bell Lane. (01825 765313)

    • I am looking for an old friend of mine by the name of Alison Scott used to live in Browns Lane Uckfield back in the early 80s. Would be helpful if anyone could give me info. Probs married now with kids and stuff my had a sister called Janet i believe Thanks Paul Finn

    • Please help I am looking for any information on the Hollybush Café which was located at the bottom of the High Street; particularly photos. This was my nan’s café and my mum lived there until she got married to my dad The reason I would like this info is because it is my mum & dad’s 50th anniversary this year and would like to paint them a watercolour picture of where they started their married life.

    • I am trying to trace members of my grandfather’s family his name was William Ernest Bonds (born 1898 Uckfield) he married Emily Pikesley (born 1894 St Albans) they were married in Uckfield in 1921 and had 3 children Joan, Ronald (my father) and Peter. Any information on the Bonds’ side of the family would be a great help. Thank you very much. (Helleborewhiteaol.com)

    • I am trying to trace the Berry family that lived in or near Uckfield. My dads name was Hollie Berry married to Dorothy. They lived in Pyecombe until dad died then mum moved to Hassock. I have 4 Brothers, Ray, Peter (died), John (died) and Hollie. When I was still at school we would sometimes visit my dad’s brother who lived in or near Uckfield. I think his name was Cliff. Thank you – Brian. Email briansuechrisgooglemail.com

    • I am trying to trace Ellen Elizabeth Poulter who was in Uckfield in 1928. Does anyone have any information about her or do you know if there was a place called Strill Farm Cottages in Framfield Road at that time?

    • I am trying to trace the Berry family that lived in or near Uckfield. My  dads name was Hollie Berry married to Dorothy. They lived in Pyecombe until dad died then mum moved to Hassock. I have 4 Brothers, Ray, Peter (died), John (died) and Hollie. When I was still at school we would sometimes visit my dad’s brother who lived in or near Uckfield. I think he’s name was Cliff. Thank you – Brian

    • Harold Westphal, the godfather of the former Charlotte Heloise Waters, has recently died and the executor of his will is trying to contact her. We know that she lives in Nutley and often goes by the name, Charlie. We   also know that she has married, and Waters may be her maiden, not her married, name. If anyone knows of her, could they please urge her to contact Daniel Blue, 212-317-9871 (New York), danielblue earthlink.net.

    • I am trying to trace descendents of my grandfather’s siblings and am wondering if anyone can help me. My great aunt Mary JONES of Laughton married Ebenezer HALL of East Hoathly in 1910. They had a daughter Edith Grace HALL born in 1911. She married Edward Charles WISBEY in June 1935 probably in Uckfield as she was living there at the time. Another great aunt Anne Elizabeth JONES married David Isaac NOAKES and a great uncle Reuben JONES married Ethel Ellen KIDDLE, both families appear to have Uckfield connections. I think that Reuben and Ethel JONES had three children, Reuben , Peter and Gladys. Are any of these names familiar to present Uckfield residents? Thank you for your time, Brenda (nee JONES) Ontario, Canada

    • My husband’s grandfather John Walder migrated from Uckfield to Melbourne Australia in 1913 on the S.S.Osterley. His wife Eliza (formerly Wren) and their four children followed on the Makarini. I am seeking background on their families and Uckfield at that time as I am writing a book.    John’s parents were Jesse and Esther Walder.They may have lived in East Grinstead. Eliza’s family were Moses and Mary Ann Wren. She was a Jeffrey. They lived at Bakers Cottages Framfield Road Uckfield. They all belonged to a religious group called The Open Brethren which may be why John and Eliza migrated as they were very strong in establishing the Brethren and Assemblies of God Churches in Australia. At one time John worked as a farm labourer at Ladycross Farm East Grinstead. EILEEN WALDER

    • I don’t know who will be reading this but I am looking for Anne Grimwood. Last address known was in Uckfield. Wendy Robertson Bachleda – wbachleda aol.com

    • I am interested in tracing any relatives of Charles Joseph Shorney (b.1889;Cannington, Somerset) who died, aged 22yrs, on the Titanic & was my grandfather’s uncle or cousin. I believe that at the time of Charles’ death in 1912, his father Austin Shorney, together with his 2nd wife Mary Ann (nee Naughton, b.approx. 1885) & their 3 yr old daughter Greta (Margaret Mary) were living at Oak Cottage, Herons Ghyll, Uckfield. Austin’s 1st wife, Charles’ mother, Margaret (nee Nelson, b.1857, Ireland) had died a few years earlier in 1905 of blood poisoning in Uckfield Hospital. The following year in June 1906, Austin had got married to Mary Ann Naughton at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Heron’s Ghyll. In 1901 the Shorney family (Austin, Margaret & Charles) were living at 14 Heron’s Ghyll Cottages, High Hurstwood, Buxted, Uckfield. Can anyone give me any further information about either of these addresses? Are they possibly one & the same? Do the address/es still exist? I also know Charles attended Uckfield Grammar School. I would be very grateful for any further information about any of the family or their descendants, or any of the places mentioned. Many thanks, Tracey Acton (JazzGirlUK aol.com)

    • Austin Shorney I am trying to trace the Shorney family (originally from Cannington, Somerset).I believe that in 1910 Austin Shorney, together with his 2nd wife Mary & their 3 yr old daughter Greta (Margaret Mary) were living at Oak Cottage, Herons Ghyll, Uckfield, Sussex. Can anyone give me any further information about them or this address?

    • Uckfield Agricultural College occupied the buildings & site of St Phillips Convent in New Town. Duncan Bennett

    • Has anyone any ideas as to what High View House was in the 1940’s. I  am researching family history and have come across High View House in Uckfield in 1947, but I don’t know if it was that person’s home or whether it was an ‘institution’ or something.  Thanks for any help in advance.  Please email to martin.sharontheblackcountry.freeserve.co.uk.

    • I am doing a search for Joyce Bernece Goodwin born 24th October 1921 Old Hall Farm High Hurstwood Buxted RD. Her Parents were Albert Thomas Goodwin & Sarah Goodwin nee Johnson. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Clive Lunn clunndodo.com.au PS I placed this notice a before but have new email address.

    • I am researching the life of a gentleman by the name of  Andrew Thomas Fenby Young (1877-1962) who, after leaving school in 1894, studied agriculture at ‘Uckfield College‘. I had assumed that this would be either a specialist agricultural college or a college of further education, rather than a school such as Uckfield  Community College is now. I would be very grateful if anyone has information about this college in the 1890’s. Thank you in advance for any help provided – Arthur Houldershaw

    • My name is Jim Hedges. When the 2nd world war broke out I lived in London. I was 9 yrs old and on holiday with Mr and Mrs Phillips at their farm at ‘Aucklands’ in Pound Lane, Framfield.My parents decided, for safeties sake to leave me with Mr and Mrs Phillips and as a result I stayed with them for some time and went to school in Blackboys. One night in 1940? four bombs were dropped, I believe three high explosive and one oil bomb, The oil bomb landed on ‘Aucklands’, the farm house and the place was burned to the ground. I remember running down a blazing staircase and being left with pyjamas and wellington boots. No one was hurt and we were taken in for the rest of the night by Dr. Pollard? who lived next door. Certain parts of this incident are still bright in my mind but other parts are blank. I cannot remember the date that this occurred and am trying to refresh the details. Is there any local history society which could give any details. I do hope that this rings a bell with someone and hope you can help. Jim Hedges. P.S. I now live in Nottingham

    • My great grandfather, George Diplock (married to Laura Loiusa Martin of Ringmer), was police superintendent in Uckfield 1888-1896. If anyone has any information about him or his family I would be very interested to hear from them. – >Dr David Fenner

    • Hello, The Email address for Nikki Hulican given on the Notice Board is defunct. Does anyone have her present address?? Many thanks – GW

    • I am a freelance writer researching the life and times of ‘Professor’ Jimmy Edwards for a forthcoming biography. I am presently concentrating on his love of horses, as I know he owned a farm near Fletching that was run by his older brother Alan. He rode to hounds, plus a keen polo player. Does anyone remember him or have any knowledge about him whatsoever? I would be most grateful for any help. I’m quite keen to get in touch with the local vicar, as I believed Jimmy’s buried in the local churchyard, apparently next to a German fighter pilot. Also, keen to contact Alan and Biddy Fletcher and aNurse Betty too. Many thanks, Howard Watson [howard4964yahoo.com]

    • HI, my name is Wayne McConnell, I’m a jazz pianist just moved to Uckfield. I’m looking for a bass player to play original tunes and standards for gigs. I am also available to teach in the area. If you can help or are interested in lessons please call me on: 07813 438681 Thanks!!

    • I am doing some genealogy research for the name ADAMS. The family came from Uckfield and Framfield during the 1800’s. Key people are John Ebenezer Adams b1818 and was a Veterinary Surgeon, ans his sons William Adams b1841 who was also a vet plus Licensed Victualler for the Alma Arms Inn, and Ebenezer Adams b1856. If anyone knows anything else about this family please email me on gary.gibbonsbigfoot.com

    • My partner and I are researching walled Victorian kitchen gardens. If you know of any in Uckfield or the surrounding areas – whatever state they might be in, please let us know the rough location or name of the estate to which the land is attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  murraynsalhotmail.com. Many thanks

    • Hi All, A friend and I are looking for Harry Bryant. I believe he settled down in Uckfield and started a driving school named ‘Bryant School of Motoring’. I don’t know much more than that but if anyone does give us an ‘e’ please on flyritebtinternet.com Many thanks for your interest and help – Kind regards Dave Adams

    • Has anybody got any photos of Fletching and surrounding parish also any family or wedding photos that we can use in an exhibition, have you any stories to tell like the war, dancing, walking, living, bonfire anything to do with the parish of Fletching please get in touch 01273 476360 and ask for Geoff many many thanks

    • I went to boarding school in Uckfield from 1961 to 63 and was wondering if the school was still there. The school name is St. Micheal Convent of Mercy. I live in Canada now and haven’t been back to that location in 40 years. Thanks, Alice Lavery

    • Phil Anderson trying to trace Rosemary Winter who lived at Budletts in the middle 60s,and has the address of a friend of mine, Roger and Maggie Mitchell who live in Australia. My e-mail address is philanderson-signs.fsbusiness.co.uk. thanks.

    • I am looking for affordable, rented accommodation in the Uckfield area and would be pleased to hear from anyone who felt able to help, email GeorgeCmbsaol.com Thank you ~ George Coombs.

    • Hi, my name is Narissa Brown and in 1989 my family moved from Australia to Uckfield for a while where I went to school. I have since lost contact with everyone. I am intending to live in the UK again towards the middle of next year and would love to see some of my old friends who although I have lost contact have never forgotten. Some are Laura Clarke – where the hell are you? You left Australia and we lost contact again… Nicola Evans and unfortunately the last names of the others escape me but they were Lisa and Jo? I know that Laura’s mum still lives in Uckfield but have no idea about the others. If anyone can help me out or pass this on to those who can, I thank you. My email address is nissbrown1hotmail.com

    • Please can you help me find an old friend and fellow co-worker? Her name is Fiona Renton and I think she lived at Maypole Cottages or similar. She worked for Mother Theresa in Calcutta back in ’84 and we were great friends. I am no longer in India and would love to get in touch again. All my papers were stolen about twelve years ago in a burglary and I lost touch with so many people. Now that I am finally settled I would love to hear from “Fi” again. – (Irish) John Ormond

    • Dear Howard, I can confirm that Jimmy Edwards had a farm almost next the Church in the middle of Fletching. I believe he rode with The Surrey and Burstow hunt. Back in the 60’s my mother (living in nearby Nutley) gave him an old print of the S&B hunt, knowing of his interest. Regards Richard Wells

    • RICHARD WELLS, PETER HODGE and PAUL TANTRAM. we are trying  to track down any fellow pupils at the then Uckfield County Secondary School. for the 5th Form 1960 or form 4a 1959. anybody that was there or can still remember us. In particular the ladies, as you are probably married and therefore have a different surname, making you more difficult to trace. Names we can recall. Michael Berry, Ian Bowles, John Collier, Alan Green, Cris Hartley, Derek Miller, John Tully, Martin White, Barry Wickens, Jennifer Edwards, Sarah Kember, Rita Poole, Gillian Tester, Mary Williams, Carol Wren, Frances Burfield and Marion Pearce. Please contact Richard Wells: orchard wells66.freeserve.co.uk Pandamonium Play Centre is now up and running. We are open 7 days a week

    • and can offer you a stressfree place to bring your children to play. We have a large play frame, baby and toddler area, five a side football pitch as well as a well equiped cafe for hot and cold snacks Why not book a party, we have four party rooms. Please ring 01825 768852 for booking information.  Situated within easy reach of the town centre at 60/64 Framfield Road. Parking is available. Come along and see the fun your children can have!!

    • I am a freelance writer researching the life and times of ‘Professor’ Jimmy Edwards for a forthcoming biography. I am presently concentrating on his love of horses, as I know he owned a farm near Fletching that was run by his older brother Alan. He rode to hounds, plus a keen polo player. Does anyone remember him or have any knowledge about him whatsoever? I would be most grateful for any help. Many thanks, Howard Watson.

    • I am hoping some kind person could do a little bit of research for me. I am trying to contact my half brother who was given up for adoption at birth. He was born in Cuckfield hospital in July 1966. I know his mother’s name but don’t wish to mention it here as she may not have told her subsequent children about him. I need to know the name of the adoption agency/church that arranged this so that I can find out what his adopted name is. He has three sisters and a father who really want to get in touch. Please help if you can. My email is francesduanehotmail.com

    • G’day from Australia! I am undertaking family history research and believe that my great grandfather, Robert Ellis may have been born in Uckfield around 1860. He married Elizabeth Comber (from Cuckfield) around 1875 in London and thence migrated to Australia shortly after. The family returned to the UK around 1893 and both parents died shortly after their return. I would like to hear from anyone who may have information/knowledge of the Ellis family in Uckfield and/or descendants. Regards Phillip Ellis <nbrhunterlink.com.au>

    • Would appreciate any information on Uckfield Grammar School. My father, Arnold Blamey, attended this school between 1895 and 1908. His brother Walter Blamey died in an accident there in 1897. I believe another relative, Hugh Isbister Smith was a teacher there. Thank you for your time with this request. Much appreciated – Sylvia Heggie (West Coast Canada) please post info to webmaster or in guestbook (Sylvia do you have a new email address? – webmaster)

    • I would be most grateful if anyone with knowledge of the Maryan-Wilson family could contact me. My main intention is to obtain copies of any photographs of Mr. George M. Maryan-Wilson (1870-1939?) who I understand  was a leading member of the community in the parish of Fletching but may be known best for his connection with the Piltdown Golf Club. Ian Law: enquiriesdavidson-law.co.uk

    • Hi I used to work as a nanny in Five Ash Down. I would like to get in touch with the family I used to work for. They were called Tony and Karen Walker. My surname used to be Rumbold and I was there in 1991 – 1992. I used to know quite a few of the people there and the locals at the Fireman’s Arms. If you remember me or can help then please email me. Sharon Smalley <sharon.smallybtopenworld.com>

    • Can you please tell me what has happened to the Maidenhead Inn. It is not on your website. It used to be the coaching inn at the Uckfield end of the Uckfield to Eastbourne route for the royal mail. Tom Bates, Berkeley, California Phone/Fax: 510-655-6685

    • Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with a local book-club. I want to join other people in the reading and discussing of the books chosen by the group. RB2042aol.com

    • Not knowing who to really address to: I will take my chances and hope some one will read this that may fill me in on some old picture post cards I have that have been stored away, by my Mother, who has passed on , and now have been left to me. Some of them I believe date back to 1910 and 1911.They are of Uckfield and PiltDown. I have really never heard of either place??? I gather she had friends that either visited or lived in the area. I, am living in Winona, Mn. and just find these very interesting. There are some of the Post Office in Uckfield, High Street, [is this still there], the Grande Hall dated 1910 ,the Piltdown golf course, different photos [shots] taken of that, the “Peacock” at Shortbridge”, near Uckfield. Anyway, there are about 30 different Real Photo Post Cards [this is what they have printed on the back] If someone living in either of these places mentioned finds this of any interest?????? please do E-mail me A.S.A.P. and we can further chat, of course, to maybe answer some of my questions I have! Waiting to hear……Deb Wehlage [dden10msn.com]

    • Hello Uckfield – I am currently trying to trace my family history. Can anyone give me any information on the Tredwell family, living in Mount Pleasant, Uckfield in the mid 1920’s. I’d also love to hear from any family members still living in the area. I can be contacted at Heidilyncheircom.net Would be grateful for any info., no matter how small.

    • Could you advise me as to how I can get in touch with the local parish church (Holy Cross I think it is called) in order to enquire whether there is anyone who could visit a grave in Snatts Road on my behalf and keep it tidy for me. I can pay a moderate amount plus expenses of plants etc. I live in North Devon and cannot look after the grave myself. It is the grave of my mother and is planted out as a garden. Needs a few bedding plants in summer and just keeping tidy and weeded. Thank you. My email address is angelatailends.fsnet.co.uk  Angela Hogan

    • Allan Winstanley trying to contact Paul Ransom. Lost contact some years ago when Paul went to Australia. I can best be contacted at: allan.winstanleyukgateway.net

    •  would like any of my old school friends to write me at lindsaycourtyahoo.com so I can see what has become of you all. I am now living in Dorset and only come back to visit my parents which gives me no time to check out my old haunts. However I suspect that like me you probably don’t spend all your time at the pub or rugby club any more. I went to Uckfield school from 1961- 1966. Lindsay Court would like to hear from you. I am trying to get information on the

    • West or Weston family who lived at Sandrock Farm, Buxted in the 1920’s. Could anybody who has any information on the family or the whereabouts of Sandrock Farm please e-mail me at: philip_noycehotmail.com.

    • Hi, I’m trying to gather information on the life of Renee Armstrong. She lived in Buxted during and after World War 11. She was in service with a couple who I believe died in the 1950s; he was high up in the RAF. When they died Renee tried to adopt their son William but was unsuccessful. Any information on Renee or the family would be very gratefully received. Many thanks –Penny Phillips pennyjanewallbridge97.freeserve.co.uk

    • Hi my name’s Nikki, used to be Hulican, am just wondering how everyone who went to school with me is getting on, what they’re doing? etc. I left School in 1982 and am now living in Nottinghamshire, perhaps anyone who remembers me could E-mail me on nikki.davescarnscarborough.freeserve.co.uk

    • Trying to trace an old friend of mine who lived (lives) in Uckfield. His name is Graham Frampton. Anyone knows of him, or you are him please drop me a line. Just want to see how he’s getting on. Thanks, EmmaEmma Franklin emmafranklinimagicaldesk.com

    • I am doing a search of my Birth Mother Joyce Bernece Goodwin, born 24th October 1921 at Old Hall Farm, High Hurstwood, Buxted RD. Her Parents were Albert Thomas Goodwin and Sarah Goodwin nee Johnson. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Yours sincerely Clive LunnClive Lunn lunncsouthwest.com.au

    • Antony Wilkins, I am in contact with Tim Stobart and can get in contact with Ben Compson and a few others if you haven’t already! I have tried e-mailing but can’t get through on your address. Can you e-mail britney_em81hotmail.com if you still want to get in contact with them.

    • Looking for a game in a lower division soccer team this year, am 41 and live in Hadlow Down so I guess Buxted would be the obvious nearest but I can’t find a site to get contact information, anyone help? Lance Ingraml.ingramvirgin.net

    • Could this be the organisation Terry is looking for? Historical Review Press, Box 62, Uckfield/East Sussex, TN22 IZY. Have a look at this site: http://www.ety.com/HRP/index.htm Scary stuff!! – Webmaster

    • Help! Where is website www.campaignfortruth.com it’s in Uckfield I know. Terry Miller.

    • I am tracing my Family Tree and one of my ancestors lived on a farm at Copwood in Uckfield in and around 1840. Do you know where in Uckfield this place was, or still is, as I cant find it on the map anywhere? neilnmaryan47.freeserve.co.uk  [Go here – webmaster]

    • My name is Ross McKinnon and I live in the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. I and my brother are coming to Uckfield to retrace the steps of our Great grandfather Spencer Bedford, who was born in the mill at Buxted on Feb.1st, 1851. We have a copy of his autobiography and are only there for about four days beginning This coming Friday, Feb. 16th, 2001. Not having ever been there we are trying to find where he was born and lived. My e-mail is mckinnonrossnetscape.net. Thank you very much for your help.

    • My great grandpa was raised in Uckfield as a boy. He moved to Utah U.S.A as a young man. I am trying to get more information on his family who stayed behind. His name was Alfred George Pollard. His father I believe was named Alfred as well. If anyone has information on these Pollards please E-mail me at Jesspollard Altavista.com. Thank you for your help. I believe my great grandpa was born about 1880.

    • Would anyone with a knowledge of the local history of Uckfield be kind enough to assist me in identifying the location of a number of watercolours of the district painted by my great great grandfather, Admiral Sir Charles Burrard, in the autumn of 1846 ? There are twenty five in all, mostly of local houses and views including a house called “The Rocks”, Coombe Bank, Ridge Wood, Budlitts Rocks etc. Any assistance would be much appreciated.  A.H.Pasmore. email address Hatchetapasmore.freeserve.co.uk

    • I am trying to find a lost friend from Uckfield, and would appreciate any help from anyone in your area. I have some information on her but not anything recent. Her name is Angie I think her second name is Hicks but not sure, she may be married now. She will be 27 years old and I am sure she has three children. She had a sister called Donna I think. I met her when she was 16 when I worked at Butlins in Bognor Regis in 1989. She had a couple of friends named Dionne and Katie. We were very close but lost touch over the years and I would love to here from her again. Kevin Thompson  kevthompsontinyonline.co.uk Hello Lloyd, It’s Neil Williams here, I used to live two doors down from you in Uckfield. Remember? How are you? How is Paul I have tried to get in contact with him but have failed. Do you still live in Eastbourne?

    • Anyway I see Howard about in Uckfield, last I knew he was working in the IT department in Crowson Fabrics. If you let me have your e-mail address I will see if I can get it to him! You can reply to me at nrwpilothotmail.com Hope to hear from you soon. Neil

    • Hi there! I’m trying to trace the whereabouts of a Howard Hiley who lived in Uckfield at the time that I moved to Eastbourne about 15 years ago. If you have any information, please let me know.Lloyd Grayston

    • Hello! My Dad, Peter Cannon, would dearly love to meet up again with his army buddy Peter Wickens. They haven’t met since 1958!! Peter (Wickens) was from a farming family in Uckfield; after army training in Catterick, they  both served in Fayid, Egypt between 1956 – 1958; they were in C Troop, Royal Signals. If anyone can help to trace his whereabouts, please contact me: goalinsight6.freeserve.co.uk Thanks in advance! Sally

    • We are citizens of your partnertown Quickborn/Germany. On the occasion of our festival in Quickborn last weekend we had the chance to see your wonderful dancing group. As many other spectators we enjoyed it very much and were surprised how professional the young people acted. Especially the costumes looked wonderful. The young actors didn’t care about the bad weather. But we felt very sorry for them and felt sad, that Quickborn couldn’t provide any rain-protection. Nevertheless we hope that they will come back again. Unfortunately we don’t know their address. Please be so kind and hand this thanks and greetings over to them. Many thanks in advance and best regards, family Behncke / Quickborn

    • We are a local Pre-school in Uckfield .SPIRE PRE-SCHOOL HOLY CROSS CHURCH CENTRE BELMONT ROAD 01825 762268 We are starting a Mother & Toddler group on Mondays 1.30 – 3pm only £1.50 Opens October 2nd. We would pleased to see any new mums for a coffee and a chat while the children play. Contact 01825 767696 Claire Dupoy – Administrator.

    • Hi, my name’s Antony and I’m 19 years old. I used to live in Uckfield and I used to go to Holy Cross school and Uckfield Community College. I moved away in year 8 and now I’ve got the internet I’d like to try and find some old school friends, or at least hear from them. The person I’d most like to hear from is Ben Compson, who used to be my best friend at Secondary School, as well as Tim Stobart, Alison Davis and Katy Farmer. If any of you read this, e-mail me at AntonyWilkinsaol.com, It’s been a while, I wonder how you’ve all got on? Thanks.

    • Hi from Sunny Queensland. Nice to see a few more new photos on the site, keep up the good work people. Thanks to the people who have emailed me from my last posting. A big hello to Chris Giles who gave me some info on my old school mates, thanks again Chris. Spring here now in Queensland, things are looking up. For those that think that Australia is always hot! Well we had -5C during the Winter here this year Brrrrrrr! Just about to have our annual “Carnival of Flowers” here in Toowoomba. This is the highlight of the year for this town. I now have a new email address for those who email me, it is: bazzbearsmartchat.net.auAll the best Uckfield – Barry

    • My name is Michael Anthony Jacobs and I have lived in Brazil since emigrating from London in 1967. I am looking for some long-lost relatives who moved to Uckfield from Barnes, London, S.W.13 some years ago. Could you give me some help regarding how to go about locating her ? Classified ads, local newspapers, phone books, etc. My cousin Jennifer née Cox who married George and has a daughter named Esme Jane (I think) probably still lives in Uckfield.   Any help would be appreciated.

    • My name is John Collins. I live in Australia and will be holidaying in UK and in particular will be in Uckfield probably on 20 Sept 2000. or a day or two later. My father was born at Morgans Yard in Uckfield on 28.2 1908. I have been able to locate Morgans Yard as the High St north of Uckfield between what is now PST Travel and Phillips shop.

    • Does anyone know anything of the history of Morgans yard.

    • My father was Edward Leslie Collins and grandfather, Albert Edwin Collins(married Annie Richards at Uckfield 29.09.1906. Siblings of Albert were James, Alfred, harry, lucy, Arthur andFrank. My grandfather/mother and family migrated to Australia about 1924. If I have any relations out there or anybody knows of the family, please Email me onjohilcolpielink.com

    • Hi, I am looking for someone that I knew once, or still does live in Uckfield. Her maiden name is Elizabeth Harris but became Elizabeth Baker. I know she is now divorced but do not know whether she has remarried or is single again. When I last saw her, approximately 8-9 years ago she had a son roughly 1 year old. Her mother was called Betty. I believe for a time she also worked as a barmaid in the Pub going out of town to Lewes, the one where the road forks, but I cannot remember the name. Elizabeth has scars on both forearms, a result of a car accident in 1982. I was in the car as a passenger with her. She would know me as “Lou” If anyone knows Liz please pass this on to her or reply to:-andy.lewisairrep.com Many thanks in advance for any help in tracing Liz.

    • Hi, there!  My name is Heidi and I lived in Uckfield for 9 years from 1987 to 1996 and attended Uckfield Community College for all that time!  I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa now for the last four years and must admit that I do miss Uckfield and my friends!  I have been over for a couple of holidays since leaving, but I must say that it is fabulous that I can now have a look at my home town from my desk here in Cape Town!  A few more pictures would improve the website dramatically – I want to see what the town looks like! Seems like it is changing a lot.  If anyone out there knows me, please e-mail me and let me know how you are doing! heidihovationglobal.com

    • Kia Ora from New Zealand, My name is Belinda Blick and I am the great granddaughter of H.H.H.Hockey who was the headmaster of St Michael’s School, in Uckfield. The school was relocated during WW2 to Barnstaple. I would like to make contact with anyone who has any information about the school, while it was in Uckfield. There may be some people in the Uckfield area who had relatives who attended the school. If so, I would be delighted to hear from them. My email address is nzbelleyahoo.com Regards, Belinda Blick

    • I am the grand-daughter of Grace Leah Louise Duplock Goodbrand who was born in Uckfield in 1894.  I am currently researching the Duplock line for my family history and want to contact any Duplocks (Diplocks) who are still living in the area.  I gather that there were at least two Duplock families living in Uckfield during this time.  The family I am interested in is the Thomas Duplock-Harriet Steveson family who lived in Uckfield from 1885-1910 approximately.  I would not be surprised though if the two families are related though and so am interested in contacting any Duplocks in the area.  If there are any family members who are not on the web, I would be willing to contact them by snail-mail. I would also like to know if there are any history books available on Uckfield or on the Duplock family.  Can anyone help? I am from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (where Grace immigrated to) and will be visiting Sussex in September.  I’d like to visit with any family who are still in the area. My e-mail address is slainecadvision.com. Hope to hear from you. Hi Uckfield, I left the Uckfield County Secondary School back in 1969. I was just wondering if any of my old school friends were on line. Would like to catch up with some of them again to discuss old times. I now live in Queensland Australia, Yes that Sunny place to the South of you. My email address is: bazzbearhypermax.net.au Hope to catch up with some of you. Barry.

    • Hunting for a Mary Swainson of Buxted. Would appreciate her E-Mail address. I knew her 30 years ago while stationed in London. Wonderful family. My E-Mail address in the US is tnahowaol.com. Thanks!

    • Hello, I would just like to say that I read through the guest book in disbelief at what some people had written. I work in the computer industry and live in Uckfield. I have used this site for a long while now and find it very useful.I would just like to let you know that in my opinion the website is brilliant and please do not change it, and do not listen to the uneducated youth of Uckfield and their immature comments. Neil Williams

    • Looking for Jim Mcintosh (Golf King) You dragged me through 18 best holes ever after a long night of English Karoke. Great course, Contact me at pkg1concentric.net your friend in Michigan.

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