Local History Archive

We are planning to establish a local history archive based at the village hall. Local historian Trish Jones has gathered a wealth of old photographs, documents and artifacts that will be available to view by interested parties, by appointment.

Mountfield Gypsum Mine

A group of Mountfield Gypsum mine workers photographed about 1900. 

 

 

 

The Gypsum Mine

Hay Making

 This picture was taken on Vinehall Farm around 1905 and shows the Curtis family, from the Bell Inn, helping to build a haystack. Mrs Curtis, 3rd from the right, has brought refreshments for the workers, presumably a jug of beer from the Inn!

 

St John's Training Day

A St.John Ambulance Association training exercise about 1910. A farm wagon has been used to transport the ‘casualty’, who is then being carried on a stretcher to the waiting nurses.

The fence of Keepers Cottage is on the left of the picture.

St John's Training Day

Mountfield Meanderings by Trish Jones

                Trish Jones has published two books, comprising fascinating collections of Mountfield in old photographs.

Volume 1 & 2 of the history of Mountfield in words and pictures
Each book contains nearly 200 historic photographs of the people and places of this village.

£7.50 each
(cheques made payable to Mountfield Village Hall)
Available from Trish Jones, Church Cottages, Mountfield, East Sussex TN32 5JS
01580 880431 [email protected]
(if books require posting please contact Trish for postage costs)

 Also available from Trish is the following account of the Mountfield Hoard

found in the field beside Taylor’s Cottage by Trevor Sully.