Photo: Illustrative image for the 'TOM INCE' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'TOM INCE' page

Elphick Road

By P Baitup

Here is picture of myself with my uncle Tom Ince and his motorbike, in the rear garden of 81 Elphick Road where my Nan and Grandad, Ethel and Tom Ince once lived. You could look out from the back bedroom windows at Cantell's boat yard and Denton Island, which at the time this picture was taken I seem to recall, was being used as a landfill site as I can remember all the seagulls following the bulldozer.

This page was added by P Baitup on 15/06/2012.
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My Grandma was Lily Ince. She married William Arthur Brooks in 1916 (in London). Her father was James Ince and her mother Emma Elizabeth Stevens. My Dad was born in 1924 and lived at 10 Elphick Road. I myself lived first in Norman Road and then in Northdown Road before moving away in about 1960. I am trying to trace my Dad's paternal line via and any info from anyone would be warmly welcome.

By Nick Brooks
On 02/10/2010

Have just discovered that my Great Grandfather, George Ayling lived at no 12 with his sister Ellen and his son George jnr, It's lovely to see you know when 2-12 were demolished? kind regards, Maureen

By Maureen Vaughan
On 08/01/2011

Maureen.We lived at no 15 Elphick Road & moved in 1968 and the houses were demolished shortly after that so sometime in the next year I think

By Jackie
On 19/02/2011

I remember you Paul, I lived at 49 Elphick Road. It was a great area for young lads, a "rec" at one end of the road, boatyards at the back and Metrec the boat breakers. I recall playing on an old sub they had there for a while.

By Eddie Barnes
On 05/10/2011

Jean my mother lived in 9 Elphick Road, she was the daughter of Bert Ireland. Mum worked at Parker Pen from 1948 to 1952 and remembers the Ince family and others that lived in the road. I can remember the sweet shop on the corner, where we spent our pocket money.  As kids we spend our summer holidays down here travelling down from Sunderland. We stayed with Uncle Bert mum's brother in a big house in Seaford. I can also recall the bridge opening and the dry river by Denton Island and granddad buying us a bottle of red pop in the Ark pub, in the early 1960's.  

By Steve Brewster
On 16/12/2011

My first wifes maiden name was Arnold, daughter of Fred, who along with his family was born and raised in Newhaven. I believe they lived in Elphick Road in the 1920's his father was Albert "St George" Arnold and mother Winifred has anyone any memories of this large family with 14 children?

By Mick Symes
On 02/05/2013

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