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Farthings, Handcross Road, Staplefield
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Farthings, Handcross Road, Staplefield

My great-grandmother, Ann Tomsett (née Newman) (1876-1932), is standing outside Farthings on the Handcross Road, Staplefield. She was married to George Tomsett (1876-1976) and had 6 children and 14 grandchildren. One of the most prolific of the children was Percy Tomsett (1909-70) of Truggers, Handcross who had 6 daughters.
Picture added on 14 December 2012 at 14:29
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I am one of those six daughters, living in South West France for the last 22 years.
I was born and lived at Farthings until we moved to Truggers in the early 1950s.
Added by Mary Alder (née Tomsett) on 18 March 2013
My family had Farthings from about 1964 until 1999/2000. I have 5 sisters and a brother.
My parents renovated it to become one house and installed a bathroom. Better than going to the outside loos!
We all have very fond memories.
Added by Jane Smith (née Lawrence) (Australia) on 08 April 2013
My aunt and uncle lived in the left hand house. He was head gardener at Nymans until he retired. I played there with my cousins often.
The family's name was Brown
Added by Wendy Attlesey on 15 April 2013
There were three Browns at Staplefield school in the early 1950s; Pete and Susan, the Nyman's gardener's children, and Wendy who lived with her mum next to or very close to the village hall.
Added by Angus Hardern on 02 June 2013
Before Farthings it was known as Farthing Corner cottages and I grew up living there.
Wendy Attlesey is my cousin with whom I have lost touch. If she sees this comment maybe she would contact me.
Added by Peter Brown on 29 April 2014
Thought I recognised the house and lady. May have same or similar photo.
Ann and George were my grandmother's parents. Later in life Ann ended up in a wheelchair.
Ann's daughter and husband brought up their girls at Nymans. My grandfather was the groom there. Two of his girls are still alive and in their eighties.
Added by Sue Firman (NZ) on 30 May 2014
I think I remember a Wendy Tomsett at Staplefield School in the early 1950s.
Added by Angus Hardern (Hong Kong) on 30 May 2014
Wendy is my sister. I never knew my grandmother, Anne, but we lived with my grandfather at Nymans Cottages, Farthing Corner, until we moved to Truggers in 1948.
We went to Staplefield school, even when we moved to Handcross. We walked there and back every day, in all weathers.
Ruth, my youngest sister, went to Handcross school.
Added by Mary Alder (Tomsett) (France) on 01 June 2014
I seem to remember two things about Wendy,
One was a time when she told the class that an older sister(?) had been injured riding pillion on her boyfriend's motorbike, and secondly her falling sound asleep at her desk one hot summer's afternoon!

Added by Angus Hardern (Hong Kong) on 01 June 2014
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