RH History Uncovered

Remembering The Whitehall Bombing

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the largest loss of civilian life in Sussex during the Second World War. As the county remembers the tragedy which fell upon the town of East Grinstead, RH History Uncovered looks back on the day when more than a 100 people were killed and injured. On the evening of July 9 1943, just …

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Haywards Heath’s All American Star-Spangled Street Names

This month, on July 4, Americans at home and abroad will be celebrating Independence Day. To coincide with the day, RH History Uncovered looks at origins of the street names of Haywards Heath which are more Mid West than Mid Sussex. Today, Haywards Heath’s America Lane is a residential road, however, the street and those surrounding it tell a tale …

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Remembering The Southgate Blitz

This month marks the 74th anniversary of the devastating Southgate Blitz, an event in the summer of 1944 which would result in the death of seven Crawley residents and leave a further 44 seriously injured. To coincide with the anniversary, RH History Uncovered looks back Crawley’s fateful day. Since the declaration of war in September 1939, towns and villages of …

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Remembering Bob Doe

Remembering Bob Doe

78 years-ago the Battle of Britain was raging in the skies above Surrey, one fighter pilot involved was the late Bob Doe who was born in Reigate in 1920, this month we look back at his eventful life and distinguished career. Robert Francis Thomas Doe was born in Reigate on March 10 1920. After leaving school worked as an office …

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Churchill’s Forgotten Home

Churchill’s Forgotten Home

This month, marks 53 years since the death of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. To mark the occasion, this month RH History Uncovered remembers the Dormansland manor house which the leader and his family once called home. When thinking of Churchill’s homes one might think of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the ancestral home of the Churchills’, and birth …

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Lindfield’s Links To The Land Down Under

Lindfield’s Links To The Land Down Under

This month, on January 26, millions of Australians worldwide will be celebrating Australia Day – the commemoration of the First Fleet’s arrival from England in 1788 at Port Jackson, Sydney. To mark the 230th anniversary, RH History Uncovered looks at Lindfield’s links with a land Down Under. Sir Rupert Turner Havelock Clarke, a former owner of Old Place in Lindfield, …

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Remembering The Welkin

Remembering The Welkin

This month, RH History Uncovered remembers the building which once stood in Lindfield, serving the community as a vicarage, a private home which did its bit for the public good through new employment opportunities and then later as a boarding school with accommodation for more than 30 pupils. During the early 1850s, Rev Francis Sewell planned the building of a …

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The Children Who Found Refuge In Crawley Down

The Children Who Found Refuge In Crawley Down

Since 2001, National Holocaust Memorial Day has been commemorated in the UK on January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The day is an occasion to pause and remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in …

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