Bentham Road

Sunday School Outing: the boys

By Dennis Parrett

This may well another photo of Bentham Road Sunday School but with boys in a boat. The other photo I submitted is of girls. The two young ladies in the boat are the same two as those sitting together in the front row on the right of the leaders; the one on the right is wearing the same hat and cardigan. The one on the left is my Mother. They both look not to have aged so I think it is still 1921. I do not know if this was at Hassocks.

Photo:Sunday School Outing?

Sunday School Outing?

From the private collection of Dennis Parrett

This page was added on 18/04/2009.
Comments about this page

This looks like it could be the Chinese Gardens which were at Hurstpierpoint.

By Bob (01/05/2009)

That had not occurred to me; I think you could well be right Bob. The Ladies' Sunday School outing was to Hassocks so this was in the vicinity.  By coincidence I understand that my wife's stepfather's family ran the Chinese Gardens for a number of years. They were in the licensed trade and her stepfather, George Pearn, eventually took over the Preston Park Hotel. It is a small world.

By Dennis Parrett (05/05/2009)

I see that this photo was put here a long time ago but 'Victoria Pleasure Gardens' in Burgess Hill was where everyone went for fun in the early 1900's  -it looks like there. My mother, who lived in Portslade and was born in 1906 used to go there for Sunday school treats etc. There was a boating lake, switchback, shooting gallery and ice skating (in the winter on the frozen lake). There is a website. It is buried under 'Victoria Industrial estate' in Burgess Hill.

By Diane (27/01/2013)

The other popular sunday school treat venue was Danny Park estate in Hurstpierpoint.

By Diane (27/01/2013)

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