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  • Tree Dedication

    I am looking to sponsor a tree-planting/dedication for a birthday, preferably somewhere in the Battle area – perhaps Powdermill Wood, or one of the local groves near the Abbey. Is there a scheme through which this can be done? Please contact me if you have information! Thank you! … read more

  • Battle Rangers

    I have an interest in Sussex club football programmes and wish to add a Battle Rangers (home) issue to my collection. If anyone has one – they apparently do exist then I would be be pleased to hear – please quote cost. If you can help please email me on [reveal email] Postage paid. Thank you. … read more

  • Searching for Victor Watson

    I am trying to trace Victor Watson. We were in the R.A.C. in Italy during the second World War. … read more

  • Senlac Field / Hill

    Jill Ramsey: Dear Jill, I am just a casual visitor to the Battle web site and can’t answer all your questions but can some. I’m pretty sure that Senlac Field or Senlac Hill as I was told at school history lessons is basically adjacent to the town of Battle, and a little way to the … read more

  • WWII

    I was stationed in England with the Royal Canadian engineers during WWII. I had military business with a unit stationed at Battle Abbey approx. 1943/44. On the road to Battle, 2 low-flying German planes passed overhead, shortly after there was an explosion. On entering Battle, a direct hit had demolished 1 home and the 2nd bomb had not exploded and skidded towards the gatehouse of the … read more

  • Jennifer, daughter of George Beecher Laird

    My father, George Beecher Laird, was stationed in Battle for a time during World War II. I’m searching for his daughter that was born before 1944. Her name is Jennifer. I’m afraid I’m not sure of the last. Its possibly Hobday. Any help would be wonderful. Dad was in the Canadian Recce 8. … read more

  • Thomas (Tommy) Clyde

    Dear Friends: I am trying to locate Thomas (Tommy) Clyde who was born in Battle in the 1930s. He was a film producer and protege of Douglas Fairbanks. Does anyone know if he is still around and if so if there is a way to contact him. Thanks very much, Vince Gratzer … read more

  • Adrian Redman

    I am trying to trace Adrian Redman, who was the proprietor of Senlac Genealogies 18b High Street Battle East Sussex in 1979. Tom Kelly, 67 Edgewood Lawn, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland. Phone 018212971. … read more

  • Thank You

    I visited Battle for the first time this year for the fireworks and parade. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the most amazing evening! The organisation and dedication does you proud. And, it’s free! I look forward to next year. JW, Maidenhead. … read more

  • Battle Abbey School

    Hi everyone. Can I just say that Battle Abbey is the nicest school ever. I went there for six years and I enjoyed every single day there! But unfortunatly I had to leave, so if anyone is thinking os sending their child to a school in East Sussex then it has to be Battle Abbey … read more

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Rush, Witt & Wilson
Rush, Witt & Wilson

We are located in the heart of Battle High Street opposite the imposing Abbey, site of the 1066 Battle of … more

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Simmons and Morgan Families

Are there any members of the Simmons family in Battle, related to James Edward, and Mary Simmons who migrated to … more

Looking for friend from the 60s

Hi trying to find a Myrtle (Dolly) Martin who lived in Battle in the early 60s. Just wondering if still … more

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