We’re delighted to let you know that we’ve been awarded the Main Raffle at the Copthorne Carnival
this year – this will be a great boost to our fundraising efforts, so please support us by buying raffle tickets if you can, and if anyone would like to offer raffle prizes we’d be very pleased to hear from you!
At the Carnival we’ll be selling copies of the book ‘Copthorne, the story so far’, and if you would like one now they’re available from Copthorne Post Office (at Kwikmart) for £10.
Work will be starting shortly in the loft of the Parish Hub to create a storage facility for the Archive boxes (our first archive box is nearly full!). Setting-up costs have depleted our funds, even though we’ve kept our expenditure to a minimum, so we’re applying for grants to help with equipment.
In the last edition we posed a question as to the location of the photo of a prefab known as ‘The Office’; well done to those who remembered it was located at Snelling’s Yard, Brookhill Road (now Brookview). For those with an interest in the haulage business F Snelling Ltd you can see more photos of lorries and their drivers taken in 1964 on the Facebook page Friends of Copthorne Old Photos.
This 1958 Ordnance Survey map of Copthorne, makes interesting reading; compare it to the map published in the last Copthorne Magazine. The buildings in Snelling’s Yard, with the Piggeries to the rear just north of the Brook can be clearly seen on the 1958 map. The post-war building boom was just impacting on Copthorne and you can see the four shops on Copthorne Bank have been built, Meadow Approach houses built, and The Meadow underway, with work just beginning on the new houses in Church Lane.
Following our item in the last edition a sharp-eyed resident has located Boundary Stone number 2, and sent a photo – if you find one while out on your walks please do let us know its location.
We’d be really interested to hear from you if you have any old documents or photos relating to a Copthorne business or trader.
Do you have any photos you’d like identified?
If so, please contact us!
The Copthorne Village Millennium Group: CopthorneArchive@gmail.com Copthorne Archive,
The Parish Hub, Borers Arms Road, Copthorne RH10 3ZQ