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Mildred Nix and family of Tilgate and Free Chase
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Mildred Nix and family of Tilgate and Free Chase

Further to picture #1431, the photograph shows Mildred Clifton Nix, next to her husband Charles George Ashburner Nix, and their sons, Christopher Francis Ashburner Nix, and, standing, Charles Luke Ashburner Nix, known as Luke.
Luke was killed in action in 1943 and is remembered on picture #966.
The absent middle son was Stephen James Ashburner Nix.
The picture was taken in Easter week 1933 at Tilgate, some five years before they moved to Free Chase.
In April 1963 the eminent local historian for Warninglid, George Backhouse, wrote to Christopher Nix, who had taken over from his father in looking after Free Chase and its land and gardens after he had passed away in 1956, aged 82.
Select Open Document to view Christopher’s reply which includes some interesting information on the gardens, the family, and celebrated local people.
Please, does anyone know if the stone table placed on a hill overlooking Free Chase as a memorial to Sir George Allen is still there?

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Picture added on 19 April 2015 at 20:15
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Comments:
Where is Free Chase, Barry?

Added by Sam Butler on 22 April 2015
Sam, from the Half Moon crossroads head south. After 1/4 mile there is the former Rifleman pub on the right, and after a further 1/2 mile there is a driveway on the right to Free Chase and Free Chase Farm.
A 100 yards or so further on, opposite a pair of tile-hung cottages on the left, is another entrance to Free Chase on the right.
Added by Barry Ray on 22 April 2015
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