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Westfield Place

Westfield Place in Battle, East Sussex

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Nicholas Saville
13 Sep 2017

I think you used to live at 'Derbys' just down the road frm Tanyard Where my 3 brothers and I lived from 1942 till 1948.
Mr Shorey was the name of the chauffeur but I don't remember him driving madly. I remember Lady Newton well; we used to go fishing in the lake where I caught my first pike.

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Amanda Williams
6 Apr 2017

My great grandfather was a groom and domestic at Westfield place in 1901. His wife and my grandfather also lived there. Harry John skipper. Is Westfield place still there. What kind of building was it. 10 years later he is working as a coachman in Chelsea London. Anyone help me?

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Jeremy Newton
26 Nov 2013

Have just come across this email thread.
Sir Harry and Lady Newton bought Westfield Place in 1933, so were not the owners at the time of the birth of the originator of the thread.

Thank you for the memories!

Jeremy (grandson)

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Francesca Hunt
10 Jun 2013

Might be just replying to the wind here - four years later - but if Peter Buller is still looking for Westfield Place information we might be able to help a little ...

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Julia Bolton Holloway
28 Jun 2009

During the war and earlier, Westfield Place was owned by Sir Harry and Lady Newton. He was the son of the Lord Mayor of London and had a magnificent collection of first edition books there. I suspect he had the place built. His son Jeremy was killed at Salerno. When I was a child during the war there were no longer any stables. They used to send the chauffeur out (who drove like a maniac) to round up the children to come and play in the great ballroom set out with farm and train sets. There were wonderful Christmas parties and Guy Fawkes fireworks. He had many shares in Harrods. Later it was owned by the Sims-Hilditchs who dynamited the ballroom. I lived in Westfield, then Brede, then Catsfield, being born in 1937.
Julia Bolton Holloway

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Peter J. Buller
9 Jun 2009

I was born at the Stables, Westfield Place in 1927 when my father was employed by the then occupier of Westfield Place.
Can anyone tell me who that was, please?

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