Suusex Police report that their Operation Magpie team has arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of the burglaries that took place in New Hall Lane, Small Dole on 1st and 4th September this year. He was bailed until 5th October.
The show will be held on Saturday August 16th 2014 in the Mackley Sports Field. The show is open from 1.30pm, entry to the marquee commences at 2pm and the show will close at 5pm. There will be stalls from local charities and societies, childrens’ amusements, music from the Patcham Silver Band and refreshments. The marquee will hold displays of oddly shaped vegetables, local produce, handicrafts, photography and cooking that will be judged as part of the show’s events.
The school was closed in 1930, in accordance with the ‘Hadow plan’ which was being fostered by the Board (now the Ministry) of Education, by which schools were reorganised with an age break at eleven years, so that one school would consist of the younger children and a companion school or schools would receive them when they had passed their eleventh birthday. It was sometimes possible, when reorganising a group of schools in this way to eliminate a small or unsatisfactory school and so reduce public expenditure while offering better conditions for the children displaced. It was inevitable that Edburton school, with only 26 children, should be sacrificed. An agreement between the East and West Sussex County Councils, each of which was responsible for 13 of the children, sent the East Sussex juniors to Poynings and the seniors to Hurstpierpoint, while from the Edburton end of the parish the juniors went to Small Dole and Henfield and the seniors to Henfield.
F.A. Howe, 1958
[This essay comprises a transcription of the relevant material on pages 30-31 of Howe’s book. The photograph of the school at the top is also the same as that reproduced on page 101 of his book.]
*This was true when Howe was writing in 1958. But the house is now in West Sussex as is the rest of Edburton and Fulking.
- N.P. Blaker (1919) Sussex in Bygone Days: Reminiscences of Nathaniel Payne Blaker. Hove: Combridges.
- F.A. Howe (1958) A Chronicle of Edburton and Fulking, Sussex. Crawley: Hubners.
See also Edburton School II.
Southern Transit, a company based at the Upper Beeding butterfly sanctuary, is introducing a new bus service between Shoreham and Horsham that will run every weekend over the period 26th July to 7th September this year. There’s a stop in Small Dole, buses run every couple of hours, and the usual fare concessions apply. Click the map above to download a timetable [PDF].
Update: The Argus reports here.
Four experienced riders were on their way to Oreham Common when a lorry came round the corner and swerved in between the horses. Smiffy, a five-year-old, and 25-year-old Harmony jumped into the trees and ditch. The accident happened on Tuesday, May 13, in Horn Lane, heading towards Woods Mill Nature Reserve. It was a flat-bed lorry, over 7.5 tons. The cab was white with green text with the words ‘Upper Beeding’ on the side and a fax number.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a lorry swerved to miss a car in Horn Lane, Woodmancote, on May 13 at about 4:00pm and spooked some horses being ridden along the lane. One of the horses was injured. The vehicle was a flatbed lorry with ladders on the back and a white cab with writing on the side. Anyone with information should ring police on 101 quoting serial 0768.
Full report here.