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Joan (Sparkes) Hamilton writes:
Quite by accident I came upon your Very interesting site.
I started this morning on Google looking for Halewick Farm, Sompting,  that used to be my home.
Lancing Clump was a favourite place of mine, I daily rode my horse through and around it when I was a teenager, before the war.
 Then there was an old tree with a big low branch, gone after that storm, [1987] but I have pictures of my children and then grandchildren standing on it. I am very glad to learn that the area has been made a reserve. I also lived at Cokeham Manor, at a very early age, I see you have found my cousin Edward Sparkes's Mumblings, what an interesting morning I have had!
I have lived in Canada since 1946, I married a Canadian soldier and came to Canada as a Warbride, my visits are not so frequent now but I still have lots of memories.
If you would like to contact Joan  write to: jehamilton(at)
Joan Hamilton
Hamilton Children
1959 1973

Thanks to Joan for these pictures of some of her family on the same Beech tree on the Clump.
All taken  before the great storm

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