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The Downs School As Was [Aug. 31st, 2018|08:35 am]
Tony Grist
My mother: Why are you going to Seaford?

Me: Because we like it. Don't you?

My mother: No. I was sent away to school there.

The English middle and upper classes for many generations thought it was advantageous and altogether the done thing to send their children away to boarding school. God knows why. And it still goes on....

My mother's school was called The Downs; it closed in 1964. We drove past the site on our way into town. It is now occupied by flats (housed in the old buildings) and a leisure centre.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-08-31 11:34 am (UTC)
I like Seaford. My friend GC lives there and it has some geoid charity shops too.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-31 11:45 am (UTC)
Lot of small, local shops too. We found one selling very good ice cream.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2018-09-02 08:06 pm (UTC)
This. This is why I don't revisit Brighton (a perfectly nice place where I might otherwise quite like to live) if I can possibly help it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-03 07:45 am (UTC)
I don't revisit Lancing, but I used to escape into the countryside round about and it's left me with a love of the Sussex Downs.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2018-09-03 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, I like the Downs too! In more recent years they've been the location of many happy motorcycle trips.
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