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Nicola Zahangir

Nicola Zahangir, Westfield, East Sussex

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Munday Family

18th June 2011

Nicola Zahangir:

Hello Ron,

Thank you for these memories of Westfield, so interesting, my interest is that my family on my mother's side is one of the oldest families in Westfield. My grandparents had 8 children 4 girls and 4 boys, all of which are still living. I lived in St Leonards and visited Westfield a lot as a child and I remember hardly any traffic at all in the 50's, most people walked around the village and I loved staying with my Aunt, having the freedom of the village to play in. One of my uncles is Ken Munday who worked in Archers the butchers for years, as well as his wife who used to work on the till there. They all went to Westfield school. I moved there in 1996 till 1999, and then moved back in 2001 until 2004, and my youngest son was brought up there and also went to Westfield school. We lived in Geary Place overlooking the school. I know where the shop on the corner used to be, (Eldridges) and used to use the Post Office which has now sadly gone! I still have two uncles living there and an aunt, also two cousins and their families. My parents were married at Westfield church, as were a lot of the family, and then my daughter was married there in 1999.There are a lot of my family in the graveyard, my grandparents are in the corner near to the road, I used to sit at the bus stop quite often with my grandfather opposite the church, who spoke of his wish to be buried at that spot in the corner!I have lovely memories of fruit picking in the summer as a child, early in the morning at my aunts and onto the jeep which took us and our sandwiches etc for lunch, down all the narrow lanes while we looked out of the back. Long days in the sunshine playing and exploring, out in the fresh air every day. I also liked the hop picking, helping out with the hops and my father made me a swing in between the poles, I have a few photos of that time and also of hop picking years before I was born of my mother and her sisters!My aunt's husband( my uncle)and my grandfather used to drive the buses, I remember Dengates and then Maidstone and District, my father was in the Hastings Police!My family used to own and live at the original Whitegates, now the restaurant and one of my aunts was born in the top room at the front!My grandmother in those early years used to work in the laundry there, Church Farm belonged to a great uncle of mine and he lost it I think due to gambling, not 100% sure, but I know it was lost!

Any more info you have I would be interested to hear,

Thank you,
Nicola

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Munday Family

15th June 2011

Nicola Zahangir:

Hello Ron, I would find your memories very interesting, my Grandfather the other Arthur Munday and family used to live in Park View, do you remember them all? They moved to Moorsite later on think it was 11 Im not sure?
Thankyou Nicola

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Munday Family

1st December 2010

Nicola Zahangir:

My grandfather was Arthur Munday but does not sound the same one!He had 8 children one of which is my mother ... he is buried in the churchyard with my grandmother Toni Munday!

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