Object 1: Personal Memories

A History of Newmarket Farm in Twelve Objects

by David and Peggy Cuthbertson

Newmarket Farm by Douglas Holland

Newmarket Farm by Douglas Holland.


A History of Newmarket Farm in Twelve Objects

Object 1: Personal Memories


Personal Memories

Surviving tenants’ children; Photos taken end of WW2
Phipps’ children ’34-’38;

Bob, Sylvia, Lucy Phipps

Bob, Sylvia, Lucy Phipps

Latham children (Peggy at front) ’38-’42:

Latham family, Peggy at front

Latham family, Peggy at front


Personal Memories

Woodingdean Then & Now Event, 2011
Woodingdean Then and Now EventWoodingdean Then and Now Event
Woodingdean Then and Now Event, 2011Woodingdean Then and Now Event, 2011


At ‘Woodingdean Then & Now’ Event, Bob Phipps showed his recent painting of where he had lived as a child, and asked: “Does anyone recognize this?”

Watercolour of Newmarket Farm by Bob Phipps

Watercolour of Newmarket Farm, painted from memory by Bob Phipps, in about 2010.


Peggy’s Uncle, Douglas Holland had recently painted Newmarket Farm from a site plan and vague memories

Newmarket Farm by Douglas Holland

Newmarket Farm by Douglas Holland.


Personal Memories

  • I volunteered to help Peggy research its history; when it was built (as well as why and by whom), and who had lived there
  • Little did we know it would lead to our conducting an archaeological dig and discovering more than enough historical information from maps, documents, and personal memories to write a sizable book!

End of part 1 of 12 part presentation

Next: Object 2: Maps and Plans


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