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    Would love to know what happened to Johnny Belton and Mark and Michael Newlove.... at least one of them was an Albion diehard, but it was 47 years ago and now all of us are in our late 50s, if still alive. Also be interested to hear from anyone who remembers the military training ground beyond the farm at the end of Mile Oak village.
    Or anyone who lived in Mile Oak between 1962 and 1970ish.

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      As the spokesman for the West Blatchington boys from the next hill to the east............ A decade earlier, we had no idea such a fun place existed. Had we known, it would have saved us desperately seeking out supplies of weedkiller and sugar.
      Exiled amongst the red and white, at the wrong end of the A/M27. (P)

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      Living in Foredown Drive from 1965 onwards, as kids we used to go in gangs to the old isolation hospital, the water tower and the Army grounds..
      In my days going to school we used to walk over those hills to chalky road every day..in all weathers, so school buses or mummy to drive us to school.

      What fun we had in those buildings,,,,and we thought we were the only ones...!!!
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      My dad lived in Easthill Drive from the mid 1950's til he married my mum in 1973. Will send the link to him.
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      There is a couple of web sites that I know of which are dedicated to Mile Oak

      http://mileoakrevisited.co.uk/

      http://www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk/page_id__6020.aspx

      You might find some info there. Plenty of pictures to remind you of the place.
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      we did not move there until the early 80's
      great place
      my only complaint would be its a little difficult in the winter
      neuter and microchip and keep your cats in at night and just in case you lose one of the little buggers
      anyone who loses a cat can contact me by pm.
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      Downland Court 66-78. I can remember collecting shell casings over the downs, so i guess that was the firing range. Never lucky ?! enough to find anything more.

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      As the spokesman for the West Blatchington boys from the next hill to the east............ A decade earlier, we had no idea such a fun place existed. Had we known, it would have saved us desperately seeking out supplies of weedkiller and sugar.
      I didn't know we had a spokesman. I was lookout person in Harmsworth Towers. The outer wall was Buckley Close.
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      Quote Originally Posted by swindonseagull View Post
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      Living in Foredown Drive from 1965 onwards, as kids we used to go in gangs to the old isolation hospital, the water tower and the Army grounds..
      In my days going to school we used to walk over those hills to chalky road every day..in all weathers, so school buses or mummy to drive us to school.

      What fun we had in those buildings,,,,and we thought we were the only ones...!!!
      I worked in the old hospital and went up into the old water tower years before it was converted

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