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Eastwoods/rugby cement works

On 18 Jan 2012 at 7:30pm Geoff wrote:

Hi all in Lewes; I was wondering if anybody knows when the cottages at the Southerham sidings was pulled down I think it was after 1963?
Do you know anybody who lived there? Iā??m in the process of researching the history of the Eastwoods and Rugby cements works at Southerham... So if anybody knows anything about these cottages and the cement works its self; i.e. photos or stories...or did your relatives work there, any info would be most welcome
Many many Geoff
On 19 Jan 2012 at 10:05am Peter Pan wrote:
I think the Light family lived there in the 1950s or ran the Pub called the Fox
On 19 Jan 2012 at 10:14am Peter Pan wrote:
I think the Light family lived there in the 1950sor ran the Pub there called the Fox
On 19 Jan 2012 at 11:59am popeye wrote:
Hi Geoff, My wife and her sister remembers visiting Bill & Vera Gallon who lived in one of the cottages. They had 2 children a boy and a girl, they was no running water so they had to draw it from a well, this was about 56 years ago. As a matter of interest I own the Quay opposite the last industrial building just before Southerham roundabout, it was built in the 1920s for the former cement works to transport lime cement by barge out of the area. This trade stopped in the mid 1950s. The families who lived on the boats at this mooring moved. I have been gradually restoring it as it is a piece of Lewes history. You can contact me by email.....angora@talktalk.net

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