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Portways Farm, Warninglid
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Portways Farm, Warninglid

Portways Farm on the Cuckfield Road employed Alfred Newman, seen here with a turn-wrist plough sometimes pulled by four horses in heavy soil. I do not think there would be any need for the ploughman to visit the gym after man-handling that piece of machinery for a day!
Picture added on 21 June 2012 at 17:32
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Roads - Warninglid - Cuckfield Lane & Brighton Road
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We need to know more about the Newman brothers.
They once built a haystack in their yard, and it fell into the pond!
A commercial traveller came to the farm and said "Mr Newman?" and he said "No, I'm his brother."
When doing some work for one of the widows, I mentioned how many sheds I had and she said "You'll just like my husband; he had "Sheditis".
With their farm they took on the opportunity to become coal merchants and this is how, with a change of fuel, oil is now distributed from there.
One of them amassed a large collection of locally-found flint arrowheads which were deposited in the Natural History Museum.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 01 October 2012
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