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PC Henderson

Here are some photographs of PC Angus Henderson and his family, kindly shared with us by one of his descendants. Angus Henderson was born in Scotland in 1873, but by 1898 was in Sussex, when he married Harriett Sherlock in Heathfield. They were in Rye at the time of the 1901 census, Chiddingly in 1911, with a growing family, and seems to have been based at the Police House (now Graylings) at Woods Corner, Dallington by 1915.

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Here is an extract from Douglas Sewell’s recent talk on shipwrecks with a local connection

Douglas Shipwreck talk p1

Douglas shipwreck talk p2

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September 24, 2010  Harold Trill posted Hello Douglas. The Dallington Churchyard has two rows of Trills buried there plus others in the cemetery. I was at Dallington Tuesday 21st September with cousins and we wish to try and identify whom is buried where as the tombstones have deteriorated rapidly since I discovered my ancestors here.I may have met you some ten? years ago when I first visited and some one had just taken over the rather difficult task of working out the previous numbered graves. The gentleman I met was most helpful at the time. I hope to visit again around the 5th October 2010. Anything we can do to assist in getting the leaning stone secured in upright? Elizabeth Trill,leaning stone ,lived in THRUMS in the Street Do hope to hear from you. Regards, Harold Trill

  • September 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Helen “Hi, Go to the 3 cups pub at 3 cups cormer and you will find a man’s stone face in the entrance – a TRILL and also photos inside showing that the pub used to be owned by TRILL family. These are my father’s ancestors. Howard Trill.
  • December 4, 2013 at 8:41 am John Black Hello Harold Trill,
    This Man was my Great Grandfather on my mother’s side, perhaps we could contact each other if you want further information.

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Extract from Wealden Iron: Series 1 Volume 9 1976 Internet edition

“BRIGHTLING or GLAZIERS FORGE (& FURNACE?) TQ 651 213 Wealden Iron pp.301-2.
A long private road leads to this site from Dallington, and a number of houses are grouped around it. The one on the right, below the bay, is probably contemporary and if so is the iron-master’s house. The road from it to Glaziers Farm runs along the top of the bay which is c.60 yards long. It is now 4 feet high upstream and 10 feet on the downstream side, which is revetted with stone. The lawn running from the front of the probable ironmaster’s house to the stream has been made up with several feet of forge cinder which can be seen in section in the stream bank. It contains many forge bottoms, some of which have fallen into the stream. Among this debris is a small amount of glassy blast-furnace slag. This supports Straker’s idea that a blast furnace once existed here. The owner of Glaziers Farm has a cast iron half mould, said to be for making cannon balls. It does not seem, that in practice it could be used for this purpose, and it is more probable that it was used as a gauge for testing the shape and size of balls. It has a diameter of 51/2 inches. There are many minepits in the woodland E. of the road to the site. “

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With the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 there has been a good deal of research throughout the country regarding those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
This has certainly been the case in Dallington as we prepare to remember those brave young villagers as part of our Flower Festival, with a special event being held in St Giles on Saturday 9th September at 7pm.
Preparation for this event has revealed a lot more information that appears to have been forgotten.
In 1918 the temporary Dallington Memorial contained the names of 21 villagers who lost their lives during this conflict. However, when the permanent memorial was unveiled in 1920 the roll of honour had been reduced to 8. In the vast majority of cases their sacrifice has been recorded on nearby memorials but there does appear to be a number of young men from Dallington whose deaths have not been included on any traceable memorials.
It is our hope that these forgotten heroes will be added on to our village memorial.
We have been contacted by family members of one young man who have requested that his name be added and it is our wish to include any other Dallington man who has not been remembered elsewhere.
The following men had previously been recorded as having been killed in the 1st World War but memorials of their sacrifices have not been traced.

William Adams
Cecil Baker
Arthur Catt
Frederick Kemp jun.
Harry Lulham

If any reader has any further information regarding the above I would be very pleased to hear from them.

Roy Iremonger (Tel. 01323 832627 or

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My name is Sheena Griffin and my grandfather Charles Young owned a farm in Dallington in 1934/35. My father tells a story of a hot air balloon landing on his fathers farm around that time with 3 Belgium men aboard. We are trying to investigate this happening and would be grateful is anyone can elaborate.
Apparently the Sussex Express sent a reporter and pictures where taken, I believe even the local school children visited the farm the next day to see the balloon.



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These photos were sent in by Ann.



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