Reader’s family photos through the generations

The Cobden Inn, c1875
The Cobden Inn, c1875

These old photos were sent in by Carol Sullivan and are taken from her family album.

Carol, of Brooklyn Avenue, Worthing, said: “The first photo was taken in about 1875 and shows The Cobden Inn.

Christchurch School, 1936

Christchurch School, 1936

“My great-grandmother, Alice Woodwards, née Thompson, aged about two, is standing on the steps with her parents, Alfred and Henrietta Thompson. Alfred ran the pub until the early 1890s.”

Another photo shows a class at Christchurch School, in 1936.

Carol’s father, Matthew Sullivan, is the boy second from left on the second row down.

Carol said: “I don’t know who the other children are but, hopefully, someone will.”

A baby show at Salvington Windmill, 1938

A baby show at Salvington Windmill, 1938

The final photo was taken at a baby show, at Salvington Windmill, in 1938.

Carol said: “My grandmother, Jessie Woodwards, is in the front row, third from the left. She is holding my mother, Shirley.

“My mother was a twin and, together with her sister and another set of twins, they won the show, and my grandmother was given the prize of 100cwt of coal.”

Do you recognise any of the children from Christchurch School?

Or can you spot any familiar faces in the photo from the baby show?

Get in touch if you can offer any more information, or if you have any photos or memories you would like to share.

• Send your memories and photos to James Connaughton, via email to, send them by post or pop into Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Telephone 01903 282351.