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    I have recently been given a box full of (love) letters from my uncle to his girlfriend - later wife.

    The letters are written from the address of Beachville, Brighton Road, Lancing, Nr. Worthing. My uncle seems to be there because he is ill or convalescing from some illness. He refers to having a small bedroom in the eaves of the house with a dormer window and that he can see the sea from the window. He says everything is well organised. He refers to a 'breakfast bell', not too many house rules, a Matron, organised entertainment and swimming in the sea. He says some of 'the other fellows' are going home and he says his own health is improving and he hopes to go home soon.

    The letters date from possibly the mid to late 1920s, possibly 1930.

    Any ideas what the address was at that time?

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    A Google of Beachville, Lancing, UK produced a number of results for retirement/sheltered housing. There are some nice photos of the property therein.
    However even more useful at National Archives, "Deeds for Beachville, formerly Beach House." http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...0-32007a073edb which states that the actual records are held at West Sussex Record Office. Further details on link.

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    Census info

    1911
    RG14PN5325
    Beach House Brighton Road
    James Herbert Cobb Head Married Police Pensioner Caretaker Of Beach House 54 1857 Sussex Birdham
    Emily Cobb Wife Married - 48 1863 Sussex Copthorne


    Head of Household 1891 / 1901
    Loder Maria G 1826 1891 Broadwater, East Preston, Sussex, England

    Loder Maria G 1826 1901 Worthing, East Preston, Sussex,

    By 1939 the property was known as
    Beachville Brighton Road Worthing R.D. Sussex

    Trade directory of the period may tell you the type of 'home'

    Jean

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    Thank you both. Lots to follow up above which might shed some light on things and add some detail to a, so far, vague story.

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    https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.u...=FULL-TEXT.PDF

    search for "beachville" or find page 651, 3rd advert, column 1

    In 1939 the newspapers were advertising "Beachville Temperance Holiday Homes, Lancing on Sea.
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Hi helachau,
    Just tried the link and got '404 Not Found No such object, datastream, or dissemination.' Could you verify your link please.
    I'm using a tablet.

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    Malcolm

    EDIT: Disregard! just tried again and PDF downloaded.

    Edit 2: it's 2nd ad. not 3 column 1 not 3

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    Worthing & District Local Directory 1914-1915 (latest available online)

    http://leicester.contentdm.oclc.org/...d/339963/rec/3

    click on"page 7 1 found"
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    You were pretty quick off the mark - I had corrected the reference to advert's location within a minute or two!!
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    I just happened to be checking my recent posts for replies.
    I think our posts crossed. I noticed your correction as soon as mine posted but ran out of time for another edit.

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    Old Maps
    https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/

    Search for "lancing" (Town Name)
    Check 1932 map for "Beach House"and 1952 map for "Beachville". You mayneed to use zoom (+ or -) to generate image

    But there does appear to be a "Beachville" pre war and before Beach House became Beachville?
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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