Peacehaven in old picture postcards

Peacehaven in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   A.S. Payne and Eddie Scott
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:  
Provincie
:   Sussex, East
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-4542-8
Pagina's
:   80
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:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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68. The teaching staff at the 'tin' school could justly be proud of their achievements managing as they did to educate the chi!dren of the pioneer Peacehaveners in quite primitive school premises. Joe Funnell, rear row, carried on teaching into the middle 1960s. Miss Barratt, Miss Tynan and Miss Pratt were also lang serving stalwarts, as was the headmaster, Mr. Blackman. As can be seen, the school was raised off the ground on brick pi!lars and the gap undemeath was useful for keeping bikes dry in inclement weather. Peacehaven now boasts two new schools, lots more children, and certainly a lot more staff.

69. Of all the early associations founded in Peacehaven during the 1920s, surely there was none more famous and widely known than the Peacehaven Philharmonie - more commonly referred 10 simply as "The Phil'. Their productions, mainly Gilbert and Sullivan, were renowned. They were indeed fortunate in having as writer, performer and conductor, Mr. Felix Powell, composer of the famous 'Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag', and a little more on our own door step, 'Come to Peacehaven'. His expertise, coupled together with the enthusiasm of his troupe, made the performances at The Tatler Theatre (better known perhaps as The Pavilion Cinema), well-supported countrywide. He also wrote an opera especially for "The Phil.' entitled 'Rubicund Castle'. The standard he set up was very high, as will he seen from the costumes. Powell himselfis seatedjust right of centre (front).

70. There can be few towns or villages in the country that don't have a Scout Troop. Peacehaven was no different, and a thriving active Scout Troop still exists. At the time of which we write, the Scouts met in an old wooden hut, but today they are in a modem building in Arundel Road. Today's Scouts are the towns seed corn - tomorrows tycoons, and a number of these eager faces are Peacehaven's entrepreneurs today.

71. Came the Second World War, Peacehaven was ready to face the foe, like all good Englishmen should the invasion come. Peacehaven's 'Dad's Army' is seen here in the hotel grounds (Cairo Avenue in the background), prior to drill and manoeuvres, and doubtless they would retire afterwards to the Hotel Peacehaven for 'refreshment'. These brave men, like those in a thousand towns and villages, were scoffed at and mocked by HitIer , but ask yourself - who won? 'Bravo.' A number of enemy bombs were dropped in the area as weil as the occasional aircraft crashing and the Home Guard did sterling work dealing with these 'problems'.

72. Photo above: this early photograph of the Peacehaven Football Club Eleven, brings back memories of bygone days. The early club soon made a name for itself, and the trophies the team won are legion. Many of these young players are still alive today, grey around the temples (if they have any hair at all), but perhaps a lot wiser. Names come out of the past such as Arthur Blake, Harold King, Dick Gosling, John Burgess, David Groves and so on. In the autumn of their days, they can well say: 'We were one of the early Peacehaven Elevens, but we left our mark.

Photo below: as the Football Club grew and prospered, they took on of course more players, and here we see the Peacehaven team some years later, but still with many of the old faces: Harold King is still there, Alf Durrant, John Burgess, Ron Bassett (Captain), Dick Gosling, Taff Davies, Jock Thompson, the list goes on - they can't all be mentioned, so please forgive us for not naming you all, and detailing your exploits. Today in the eighties, Peacehaven Football Club is considered to be excellent, and they have won the County League and many other awards - in truth a real 'Peacehaven Team'.

73. St. Philomena's School was situated in Edith Avenue, between the South Coast Raad and the Arundel Raad. It was a well-respected establishment, run by the Sisters from the Convent of our Lady of Lourdes, at Newhaven. The occcasion being celebrated was 1937 Empire Day. In those early days, every school would celebrate Empire Day, and people would look with pride at the seerningly endless tracts of pink that marked the maps of the world. Today it is somewhat unfashionable to talk of patriotisrn in this way. New style pundits talk about 'jingoism' and 'imperialism'. What on earth happened to 'my country 'tis of thee'? Many of these happy youngsters are alive in Peacehaven now, but grown up and with families of their own.

74. The end of the Second World War saw celebrations aplenty. Every town and village held street parties, with more food on the table than most children had ever seen. The biggest decision was whether to go for sandwiches first or cake! Many of these young people are still in the area, older of course, and with their own families, but still with happy memories of this great day. The party in this particular instanee was held in 'Lureland Hall' , and not in the streel. This was of course one of a number of such parties held in Peacehaven at the cessation of hostilities.

75. The man himself! In later years Charles Williarn Neville stilliooked distinguished and full of authority. When you consider that he alone was responsible for the development of Newhaven Heights, Peacehaven Heights, Peacehaven itself, Telscombe Cliffs, Saltdean and part of Rottingdean, then you will begin to learn about the man. Formidable in battle, he was magnanimous in victory. Far seeing visionary he certainly was and his was the strength that saw the great coastal developments proceed at the pace they did. His concept of the future was brilliant, his thoughts on providing his Garden City with amenities even today looks farseeing.

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