I read the Nostalgia article about Sompting Old (Herald & Gazette, June 29) with great, great interest.
Sompting was a great place to me over many, many years.
Yes, I was born in Hermitage Cottages in 1927. As you look at the picture it was the one with the cover over the front door.
It did have gas cooking and light, a pump at the bottom of the garden for all water, the toilet up the back yard – bucket, ‘non-flush’.
My grandparents later moved to a bungalow with all the best requirements. Bless ’em.
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