Saturday, 13 February 2010

Poynings from the Dyke. Then & Now

"Then" being 100 years ago:-

"Now" being February 2010:-

The trees and scrub have spread up Newtimber Hill and Newtimber Woods appear to have increased in area.  In the distance one can just make out the beginning of the modern suburban sprawl starting at Hurstpierpoint. In Poynings itself houses now line the near side of the road between the Royal Oak and Glebe Cottage and more houses have been added at the western end. Also, in the modern picture, the 1930's cottages at Poynings crossroads can be seen. Otherwise many of the field shapes have remained the same and it is interesting that a separately cultivated strip of field in the older picture (centre) has now become a garden.

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