Villager Memories and Anecdotes collected by the Hadlow Down Village Trust will be published on these pages.
The Hadlow Down ABC Quiz
How much do you know about your village?
Over the coming months in 2023 The Hadlow Down Village Trust will be posting on the Village Web Site and The Village Facebook Pages alphabetical lists of people, places, events and anything else we can find in the archives concerning facts, social history, pictorial history and anything else that may be of interest to our community.
As we go through the alphabet we would like to invite and encourage any contributions for inclusion. Even if the item misses the alphabetical header issue please send it anyway as we will always have an addition and amendment list included.
Do you remember anything, have cuttings, references, pictures etc. about people, places, events that are relevant to Hadlow Down?
Just send anything via email to:
Please tell us if you would like to have any contribution acknowledged.
So, how much do you already know about Hadlow Down? The Village Trust thought it would be fun to start off with a quiz for the whole family to try and complete over the Christmas period. The answers will be published in January. A Quiz Form can be downloaded and printed off by clicking here:
Final ABC Quiz for web site
All the answer begin with successive letters of the alphabet starting with A – so that should make it easier!
History of Hadlow Down Village Hall
HADLOW DOWN’S VILLAGE HALL: PAST AND THE FUTURE?
Hadlow Down’s first village hall, although not named as such, was a large hut obtained from the YMCA and erected on land donated by the Eridge Estate; it was always known as ‘the Hut’ or ‘the Red Triangle Hut’ after its previous owners’ symbol. Opened on June 8th 1921 by Princess Marie Louise, Queen Victoria’s last grandchild, it immediately became the focal point for many of the village’s activities. The Hut hosted many social occasions, classes, Horticultural Society meetings, the Organ Club, British Legion (male and female branches) the Happy Circle for older members of the village, the Jazz Club, the Pied Pipers drama group, and the Bowls Club. It was also used for more formal meetings such as the Church Parochial Council and the Parish Council. Continue reading “History of Hadlow Down Village Hall”
Noakes, Harry PC 214
PC Noakes was born in Hadlow Down in 1890 a Sergeant number 204669 in the Hampshire Regiment 15th (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion. He died age 28 the husband of Alice Annie Noakes.
Harry Noakes was killed at Tynecotstraat on the 9th. August 1918 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
He enlisted at Winchester when he gave his residence as Crowborough, Hants (?)
Harry Noakes joined the Surrey Constabulary on 16th September 1912 aged 22, and was sworn in at Guildford before Col. Ricardo and Capt Briscoe on 20th September 1912. His appointment number was 1630 and his collar number 214. At the time of his appointment his gave his trade as Groom working for Mr Les Chattas at Highams.
There were considerable allied advances throughout the Western Front during the second week of August 1918. The Tyne Cot Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders, which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient.
Ford, Dollina Margaret
Miss Dollina Margaret Ford
Dollina Margaret Ford was born to Margaret and Edward Ford on the 13th June 1891 in Hadlow Down. Her father registered her birth on the 29th of July. She was the couples first child.
She was Baptised at the Parish Church of St Marks on the 23rd of August 1891, a year after her parents Edward and Margaret were married there.
Dollina boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger, together with her mother and siblings. All were lost in the disaster, their bodies, if recovered, were never identified.
In the passenger list she is listed as “Daisy” Ford.
Hadlow Down It;s Origins and History
The booklet written by Frederick T Barrett in 1970.
To read or download
HD Origins & History
Spitfire Crash in Hadlow Down Article
From the Archaeology magazine the story of the Spitfire and it’s pilot that crashed in Hadlow Down after a Battle of Britain dogfight.
Dad’s Army by Chris Greenwood
An article on the Hadlow Down Home Guard during WWII by long time village resident Chris Greenwood..
Click here- HD Dads Army
Fiery Antics at the New Inn
Roll of Honour
The Roll of Honour in St. Marks Church