TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

TATTENHAM CORNER

Tattenham Corner

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By the community,

for the community.

Bygone Days at Tattenham Corner...

 

(Shared with us by a lady via Facebook July 2018)

 

I hope its ok to post on your Christmas page. I discovered the page which brought back happy memories. I lived in Tattenham Corner for many years, infact we moved into our house which was newly built, in 1952 with many other families from surrounding areas, all of whom became neighbours and friends.

Looking at the school photos reminded me of my time there. Initially when I first started school, I went to Merland Rise. After a few months I went to Shawley Way. At the time, school consisted of a few huts only, the brick built school hadn't even started to be built.

I remember the huge boilers used for heating the huts. I don't remember if we had a Head teacher then but once the 'big school' was built, our Head was Mr Baker and deputy was Mrs Bridell (or similar sounding). Both my brother and sister went to Shawley Way and during their time there, one teacher, Mrs Pruveneers, was always known as prunes and custard.

Living in Tattenham Corner was great, we all grew up together, played together on the green and over the Downs. Tobogganing down the pavement from the top of Downland Way down to the 'old people's flats'. Playing on the scaffolding when the huge posters went up by the station advertising the Derby. So many great memories.

 

 

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