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In the 1930s me and my brothers used to saunter over to Falmer pond to get some tadpoles. We lived in Coombe Road and made our way over Bevendean to the Woodingdean Road We used to wade out to the island in the centre of the pond to catch our tadpoles. We would then saunter home. I was only 7 or 8 years old and walking everywhere was a part of life.

By Viv Webb (03/03/2008)

How wonderful.
I take my 18 month old son to that pond, we buy veggies from the farm shop then feed the ducks. We take the scenic route in the car- from Elm Grove via Woodingdean.
As a Sydneysider who has recently relocated to Hanover I love exploring the country roads and revel in the calm of the rural idylls.

By Sophie (17/07/2008)

 I like to remember Falmer as it was when I started work (aged 16) there in 1963, a village away from the bustle of Brighton.  I worked for the Blackman family who had a market garden there, Holding No31; and also the greengrocers shop in Lewes Road. It all gradually changed when a road split the land in two, it led to the college on the other side of the woods. Now it is slowly disappearing altogether. Bert Blackman used to live at 69 Park Street, but his brother Len lived nearer the main road.  When I was younger still, a trip to Falmer on the Southdown bus was a real treat and seemed miles from home in Picton Street.

By Les Carter (08/11/2009)

I lived in the village from 1984 onwards. My mum still lives there. What a wonderful place to have grown up in.

By Samantha Cornford (Turrell) Mill Street, Falmer North (03/03/2010)

Some of my family on my paternal grandmother's side seem to have been intermarried into the Pelham family and the Earls of Chichester. Her maiden name was Deacon. I don't know why or how it happened and I haven't been able to find anymore about it even with the advent of 'the net'. All I know is that my uncle Jack had Pelham as a middle name and so did my nan. They are interred at the Falmer church cemetery and you can see them easily - the one furthest from the church up past the pond. 

By Paul Edwards (04/08/2012)

Does anyone remember where the Southdown Hunt used to meet at Falmer in in the 60s? I recall a green area opposite a line of houses. Hazy memories.

By lizzie ellis (07/02/2015)

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