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Early Local Images: Burgess Hill 2




Station Road, Burgess Hill. Looking down from Barclays Bank Corner.
The same properties appear in the next postcard, looking the other way.
An unused postcard.



Station Road, Burgess Hill looking up towards Barclays Bank Corner. The remainder of this row of houses, where the old post office
used to be sited, were demolished when the Market Place mall was built. The small street at the left led to the old market.
This postcard was published by A. H. Homewood, Burgess Hill.
It was posted from Haywards Heath to Walthamstow in the Edwardian period.



Mill Road, Burgess Hill.
An unused postcard.



Silverdale Road, Burgess Hill.
An unused A. H. Homewood postcard.



New estate development: Woodcrest Road, Burgess Hill (c.1959).



New estate development: Entrance to Noel Green, Burgess Hill (c.1959).



Inside the old County Branch Library, off Station Road (c.1959).



St. John's Park, Burgess Hill showing the horse chestnuts when they were much smaller.
Looking west along Park Road at the junction with St. John's Road. Posted in 1925.



The Bathing Pool, St. John's Park, Burgess Hill.
Posted from Burgess Hill to Dagenham, Essex, in September 1935.



Burgess Hill. Top left: St. John's Park (taken from near London Road),
Top right: St. John's Park (looking across to either London Road or Lower Church Road)
Bottom left: Church Road (looking down to the church, [Harrington's?], Leeson's and Woolworth's on the left)
Bottom right: Church Road (looking up, J. A. Taylor's, International Stores (who gave pink thrift stamps), Woolworth's).
A Shoesmith & Etheridge (of Hastings) postcard posted in 1961.



Church Road, Burgess Hill (c.1959).



London Road, Burgess Hill.
An undated and unused postcard.



Martlets Hall Administration Centre, Burgess Hill.
Yes, they really did think this sort of architecture was a good idea in the 1970s.
An undated and unused postcard.



The Shopping Precinct. An unused DVP Co. postcard from the 1970s (Code: BT 1387).
Scanning 1970s colour postcards requires a filter that degrades the detail and the colour.
Left: 'Leisure and Pleasure'; '81 PRAMS'; '83 [?BOYDS]'; '85 [blank]'; '87 CHIC'.


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Local Studies

AA Publishing. Street by Street: Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Ansty, Bolney, Cuckfield, Ditchling, Hassocks, Hickstead, Plumpton Green, Sayers Common, Scaynes Hill, Whitemans Green, Wivelsfield, Wivelsfield Green.
Windsor, Berkshire: Automobile Association Developments Ltd., July 2003. [2], 36, [2]pp excluding the printed wrappers. Maps. ML224. Main map pages are 1:15,000 or 4.2" to 1 mile.

Avery, Frederic M. Burgess Hill: Past & Present.
Burgess Hill, West Sussex: Avery Publications, 1983. 59, [1]pp. A superb book. Each page has an early postcard or photo above a recent image of the same view. Avery was the first president of the Burgess Hill Local History Society, founded in 1979.

Barnett's Rural District Map with Index to Streets: Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and Burgess Hill with Individual Plans of Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Balcombe, M2 Motorway, Road Map of Sussex, London Boroughs, Postal Districts, Underground.
Chadwell Heath, Essex: G. I. Barnett & Son Ltd., [c.1970]. 12pp and a fold-out map. Price: 2s 6d (therefore pre-1971).

Biddle, Thomas. Verses of Pride.
Burgess Hill, West Sussex: Charles N. Blanchard, [c.189-]. 14, [2]pp excluding the printed wrappers. Biddle was the pastor at Brockham Green, Surrey. He died on 8th February 1858 at the age of 63. The Preface is signed 'S. Wilkins, Holmwood, Dorking'. This pamphlet was priced at 1d. 'To be obtained of the Publisher, or of Mr. W. Philpott, Awbrooke, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex'. Blanchard was the printer and publisher. Only three works published by Blanchard in Burgess Hill appear on COPAC (dated 1895, 1896 and 1897). This little booklet is not recorded.

Burgess Hill Town Council. About Town.
Hassocks, West Sussex: Q. D. Services, [1982-]. Periodical. Quarterly. No. 1 published December 1982.

[Burgess Hill Town Council.] Burgess Hill: Official Guide.
[n.p.]: [Lion House Directories Ltd.], [c.1991]. With a fold-out map. 56pp excluding thee covers. Map has note at base: 'Produced by Lion House Directories Ltd.', perhaps the publisher of the whole volume, which has no internal title page nor imprint. Last date on the chronology is 1991 (p.19) giving a population of 25,700. Numerous adverts. St. John's Church and Drinking Fountain Site photo on front cover.

Burgess Hill Town Council. Burgess Hill: Official Guide.
Wallington, Surrey: Local Authority Publishing Co., [c.1996]. With a fold-out map. 40pp excluding the covers. Maps coded '9609/195'. Code on rear: 3172/01/BH/B. Significant dates give a population of 26,530 for 1996 with a 'proposed' road opening in 1997 (p.17). Numerous adverts. Aerial photo on front cover.

Burgess Hill Town Council. Burgess Hill: Official Guide 1999/2000.
Wallington, Surrey: Local Authority Publishing Co., [1999]. With a fold-out map. 40pp excluding the covers. Maps coded '9809/195'. Code inside rear cover: 3275/02/B/B. Significant dates end on the opening of the Triangle Leisure Centre in 1999. Numerous adverts. Brown banded front cover.

Burgess Hill Town Council. Burgess Hill: Official Guide.
Eastbourne, East Sussex: Local Authority Publishing Co. Ltd., [c.2001]. With a fold-out map. 32pp excluding the covers. Maps coded '0201/195'. Code inside rear cover: 3338/03/BH/F. Significant dates give a population of 27,000 for 2001. Numerous adverts. Green banded front cover.

Burgess Hill Urban District Council. Burgess Hill, Sussex: The Official Guide.
Croydon: Home Publishing Co., [1955]. i-ii, 32, iii-ivpp. With a fold-out map and photographs, the majority by Deane & Millar Ltd., Brighton. Price: 1s. Numerous adverts. Publication code: OBH/5104/G/55. The latest date printed in the text is April 1955 (p.15). Orange, blue and white covers. Presumably the first edition.

Burgess Hill Urban District Council. Burgess Hill, Sussex: The Official Guide.
2nd edition; Croydon: Home Publishing Co., [1958]. Text by Leslie Elgar Pike. With a map and 16 illustrations (most by Alta Studio, Horsham). 34pp. Price: 1s. Numerous adverts. Publication code: OBH/2/6301/HT71680/85. The latest date printed in the text is September 1958 (p.24).

Burgess Hill Urban District Council. Burgess Hill, Sussex: The Official Guide.
Carshalton, Surrey: Home Publishing Co., [1966]. With 2 maps and 20 photographs. 52pp. Numerous adverts. Publication code: H/13094/B/A. The latest date printed in the text is 1966 (p.25).

Burgess Hill Urban District Council. Burgess Hill, Sussex: The Official Guide.
Carshalton, Surrey: Home Publishing Co., [1968]. With 2 maps and 20 photographs. 56pp (covers paginated i-ii and iii-iv). Numerous adverts. Publication code: H/16935/BH/A. The latest date printed in the text is 1968 (pp.16, 47).

Cassini Historical Map. Ordnance Survey Popular Edition, 1920. Map 198, Brighton & Lewes.
[East Garston, Berkshire]: Cassini Publishing, 2007. Matching Ordnance Survey Landranger 198. 1:50,000 scale. Includes Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, and Brighton.

Cassini Historical Map. Ordnance Survey Revised New Series, 1898. Map 198, Brighton & Lewes.
[East Garston, Berkshire]: Cassini Publishing, 2007. Matching Ordnance Survey Landranger 198. 1:50,000 scale. Includes Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, and Brighton.

Codair Design & Publicity Ltd. Area Street Plan with Index. Burgess Hill, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks.
Fordham, Colchester: Codair Design & Publicity Ltd., [n.d.]. Folded sheet. Made available by West Sussex County Council Library Service.

Connex Express Driver's Eye View: Brighton - Croydon - London.
DEV 025. VHS video published by Video 125 in 1998. Written by David Allen, produced by Peter Middleton, and narrated by Fred Dinenage. Running time: 52 minutes. A driver's eye view of the Brighton to London Victoria route on the Connex Express.

Dudeney, Mark. Burgess Hill: Living Memories of Your Town.
Salisbury, Wiltshire: Black Horse Books for WHSmith Ltd., 2002. 62pp. Heavily illustrated with images from the Francis Frith collection, all of which are available as prints. An excellent book.

Dudeney, Mark, and Eileen Hallett. Edwin Street and The Victoria Pleasure Gardens.
Burgess Hill: Mid-Sussex Books, 1997. 80pp. Well illustrated guide to Mr. Street's famous Pleasure Gardens, opened in 1897, now replaced by the Industrial Estate.

Estate Publications. Sussex with 48 Town Centre Street Maps, Road Maps with Index, Population Gazetteer, Administrative Districts, Postcode Districts, Index to Streets.
Tenterden, Kent: Estate Publications, [n.d.]. 'Red Book'. 'Eighth Revision' (3.25) ISBN 0-86084-323-8.

Ford, Wyn K., and A. C. Gabe. The Metropolis of Mid Sussex.
Haywards Heath: Charles Clarke, 1981. xvi, 200pp. An excellent history of Haywards Heath, well illustrated, with fold-out maps.

Gregory, Albert H. Mid-Sussex Through the Ages.
Haywards Heath: Charles Clarke, 1938. 391pp. A chronicle of events with some super photos.

Jones, Dianne. Hassocks: From Railway Halt to Homes Estate.
Hassocks: Clayton Consultancy Ltd., 2001. 72pp.

M., A. W. Souvenir Guide and History of Haywards Heath and District. Compiled for Visitors, and for the Annual Congress of the General Association of Church Day School Managers and Teachers, June 1911. Haywards Heath.
Haywards Heath: C. Clarke, 1911. xx, 80pp excluding the printed wrappers. Price: 3d. Various adverts and 60 photographic illustrations. Includes a detailed history of Haywards Heath and notes on Cuckfield and Lindfield.

The Mid-Sussex Directory and Visitors' Guide, 1928.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex: Charles Clarke, [1927]. xvi, 228, [32]pp. '45th year of publication'. Price: 6d (Per Post 9d). Includes a directory of residents, adverts and an almanac for the year. The title appears to vary. All known institutional holdings are incomplete.

The Mid-Sussex Directory and Visitor's Guide, 1967.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex: Charles Clarke, [1966]. [2], 458, [2]pp. '69th year of publication'. Price: 4/-, Postage: 1/3.

Mid Sussex District Council. Mid Sussex District Official Guide.
Gloucester: British Publishing Company Ltd., [c.1984]. 88pp excluding the covers. 3 slip-in maps (Burgess Hill; East Grinstead; Haywards Heath). Code on rear: 'JM/A/8410'.

The Mid Sussex Times 1881-1981 Centenary Supplement.
Haywards Heath: Charles Clarke, 1981. 40pp excluding the colour covers. Dated 16 January 1981. Presumably supplied free with The Mid Sussex Times.

The Mid Sussex Times Train Times.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex: Charles Clarke, 1977. 36pp. May 1977 edition. Price: 5p. Pink covers.

The Mid Sussex Times Train Times.
Haywards Heath, West Sussex: Charles Clarke, 1979. 32pp excluding the covers. November 1979 edition. Price: 5p. Yellow covers.

Mitchell, Vic, and Keith Smith. Three Bridges to Brighton.
Midhurst, West Sussex: Middleton Press, 1986. Reprinted 2001. 96pp. Southern Main Lines series.

Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Haywards Heath 1896.
Gateshead: Alan Godfrey Maps, 1995. Sussex Sheet 26.10. With a town directory and a brief history (by Judy Middleton) on the reverse. Reproduced from the original 1:2500 map to a scale of 1:4340 (about 15" to 1 mile). Individual houses are visible.

Ordnance Survey. Second Series. 2 Inch Map. Sheet TQ 21/31. Burgess Hill.
Chessington, Surrey: Ordnance Survey, 1965. Scale: 1:25,000. Price: 8s 6d net.

Philip's Street Atlas: West Sussex, Brighton and Hove.
London: Philips, 2006. The 2006 edition is the 2nd impression of the 3rd colour edition. Issued as a small 'perfect bound' edition, and as a larger 'spiral bound' edition. The larger edition has the code '08646' in the ISBN.

Railway Time Table, August, 1932.
Burgess Hill: E. S. Burnett, Printer, 17 Church Road, 1932. Pink, folding card. The stopping train from Wivelsfield to Brighton took 24 minutes. The adverts on the card are of Burgess Hill businesses: Taylor's, Church Road; G. T. Lacey, Burgess Hill Inn; Fogwill, Station Road, Tel. 3; H. T. Kellam, 28 Church Road, Tel. 12; Burgess Hill Pharmacy, Opposite the Church, Tel. 26x; J. R. Thornton & Co., 6 Bank Buildings, Tel. 120; Hoadleys Ltd., Prospect House, Tel. 20; F. C. Knight, Miles' Garage, Tel. 118; T. Holman, Church Road, Tel. 37; W. H. Down, 50 Church Road, Tel. 64.

Rose, Margaret. A Hassocks Pageant.
Hassocks: Keymer Parish Council, 1988. 78pp. Rear cover has: 'Clayton and Keymer through the ages'. A local history, mainly pre-1945.

Short, Brian, ed. 'A Very Improving Neighbourhood': Burgess Hill 1840-1914.
Falmer: Centre for Continuing Education, 1984. CCE Occasional Paper, 23. [6], 85pp.

Stallwood, J. R. "Town with a Split Personality." in The Sussex County Magazine Vol. 28, No. 10 (October 1954) pp.476-478.

Timeline Historical Map 1805-1874: Brighton & Lewes.
Southampton: Timeline Maps, 2005. Matching Ordnance Survey Landranger 198. 1:50,000 scale. Includes Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, and Brighton. Produced from maps published 1813-1819. Timeline Maps are now produced by Cassini Publishing.

Warne, Heather M. "The Place Names and Early Topography of Burgess Hill."
Sussex Archaeological Collections, 123 (1985), 127-143.

Young & James. Map of Burgess Hill. With the Compliments of Young & James, Auctioneers & Estate Agents, 1 Keymer Road, Burgess Hill. Telephone 2250.
[Burgess Hill]: Young & James, [c.1950-1960s]. Fold-out map. Undated. Based on the Ordnance Survey map. Copyright H. Davis & Co., Printers & Publishers. Scale 1 mile to 12cm. Numerous adverts.


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