A Sussex Life

I am always on the look out for books which have something to do with the places that my ancestors lived. My hope is that somewhere in them I might find that bit of buried treasure that will allow me to solve some problems with my family tree and also to add something than just a date of birth to a person. I managed to buy a book from Bibliobooks which didn’t have anything really about my family but did allow me to read about life in Catsfield in the early 1900s.
A Sussex Life – The Memories of Gilbert Sargent – Countryman is mainly to do with the authors ‘Dave Arthur’ conversations with Gilbert Sargent who was born in Catsfield in 1889 and lived there during his early life. It also includes extra bits of information for example snippets from Catsfield School’s Day Book and local poems. There are also some great pictures in the centre of the book of Catsfield and various people who lived there.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has ancestors in Catsfield during the early 1900s, it is quite possible you may find mention of them. I will at some point put up an index of surnames that are found in the book.
The ISBN of the book is 0-7126-2037-0.