Old Images of Sidley Green, East Sussex

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Glimpse history through old images of Sidley Green, East Sussex, England.

Fox Hunting Meet 1923

A few seconds of black and white footage from 1923 records one of Sidley Green’s hunt meets.

Fox Hunting: Meet of East Sussex Foxhounds at Sidley Green (1923) – British Pathé on YouTube

Historic Book

Extract from: Field Paths and Green Lanes, Being Country Walks, Chiefly in Surrey and Sussex, by Louis John Jennings ·

Published in 1878

Page 35

From Bexhill there is a very pleasant walk to
Hove , about four miles .

The road through the village
leads by a rather steep hill to Little Common , passing
along a ridge which commands very striking views of
Beachy Head and the South Downs , and landward far
over the weald of Sussex .

The ” Wheatsheaf ” at
Little Common is a comfortable old inn , with a fine
tree on the village green before the door .

From hence
the visitor may turn to the right , and make his way
back to St. Leonard’s through the picturesque High
Woods and Sidley Green – a long round , but one
which will lead the traveller , whether on horse or foot ,
through some of the loveliest country in this part of
Sussex .

From the ” Wheatsheaf , ” the road to Hove
goes straight forward , the beginning of the parish being
about two miles from the inn .

The village is ten miles
from Hastings , and the best plan is to take the train to
Bexhill and walk from there .

The ancient church
contains a curious stained glass window , with figures , as
some say , of Edward III . and Queen Philippe .

window is said to be of much the same kind as the
one stolen from Bexhill .

There is also a long but
lovely walk to Catsfield , where , at a corner of the
churchyard , an old pollarded oak may still be seen ,
which was in its gay green youth before the days of the
Conquest .

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By Debbie Death

I love learning about history, and for the past 30 years have enjoyed books, films, and documentaries on the topic. On days off from work my favourite destination with friends and family are museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites, or just walking around interesting streets with old buildings to admire.