Eastbourne Memories - A Victorian Perspective

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26                   Old Memories of East-Bourne. [Chap. II.
buildings on either side of the old road to the station (which bore the name of " Water Lane," after having at one time been " Watery Lane") between Gildredge Farm-House and the Railway Station. It was widened in 1806 by subscription from about 8 ft. or 9 ft. to its present width, and the stream which ran down it was diverted to the W. side. All the land N.E. of the road was agricultural and belonged to the Upperton Farm. From the mill-pond northwards there was a large field called the "Mill Field," and not a house anywhere nearer, to the N., than Rodmill Farm and in an N.E. direction than the outskirts of Westham and Pevensey. The barn just mentioned was the last place at which I ever saw corn beaten out with the old English flail.
" <3f csvmot but itmtrabtt surfr things ten; •' 8IŁat torn mast qxttiam ta tat."—{Macbeth).
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