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

Salman Rushdie and M M Kaye - novelists with local connections


Earlier articles:

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

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

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

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

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

Harold Miller - Maintaining the Marshes 

Percy Grainger - The Composer

Westham Church Choir 1909


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