Glimpse history through old images of Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England.
Ardingly College (1934)
Almost 70 boys took part in the 1934 annual Ardingly College School Steeplechase. The course was three and a half miles of fields and streams.
Over – Or In (1934) – British Pathé on YouTube
Dolphin Fair (1956)
Hundreds of smartly dressed adults and children turn out to watch the spectacle of fancy dress and floats. There’s also the All-Sussex Ale Quaffing championship, and the Biggest Beard competition. We see Denzil Spears brushing his beard, but local man Dudley Partridge is the winner. Organised by the Haywards Heath Round Table in 1956.
Dolphin Fair (1956) – British Pathé on YouTube
Orchid Nursery (1967)
Leslie Nye and Eric Bowers at work in the greenhouse at Charlesworths’ Nursery.
Orchid Nursery (1967) – British Pathé on YouTube
Haywards Heath Railway Station (1994)
The railway station recorded on 23rd July 1994.
RD21721(vid). Haywards Heath – 23rd July, 1994. – Ron Fisher 2: Railway and Other Videos on YouTube
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Thanks to Kate Olfans (Unsplash) for the photo of the Ouse Valley Viaduct, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, UK, used as the feature image for this page.