Pevensey People

This is a collection of short articles, focusing on individuals who reflect the history of the area. We intend to make these as accurate and informative as we can. If you would be interested in contributing an article, please get in touch.

Recent Additions

Charlotte Holland and Captain Storey – the Seaside Villa murder (1936)

The Prinsep Family

Jim Mollison - the Flying Scotsman (1931)


Earlier articles:

Davies Gilbert (1767 -1839) Bailiff of Pevensey

Private Pike and the Home Guard   Local volunteers, 1940 - 44

The Devil's Own - the Connaught Rangers in Westham The 88th Regiment of Foot was based in Pevensey in 1803.

Thomas Maynard - Sussex Smuggler Maynard, a local smuggler,escaped from Pevensey Gaol in 1821

Westham Church Choir 1909

Percy Grainger - The Composer who had a home in Pevensey Bay from the 1920s.

Earnie Hoare - Railwayman  Earnie worked at Pevensey and Westham Station from 1924 to 1966

Betty Baker - a Schoolgirl in Wartime Betty was fourteen when war broke out in 1939.

Sally Gray - the Actress The heroine of  1940s films noirs who was married in Hailsham in 1951.

Horace Field - The Looker The last of the 'lookers' who tended livestock on the marshes. Horace died at 80 years  in 1957.

Rezen Geering - The Blacksmith in the early C20th

Harold Miller - Maintaining the Marshes in the mid-C20th

Salman Rushdie and MM Kaye - later C20th Novelists

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