My parents (Mary and Gordon Martin) lived in Links View (now April Cottage) in Conghurst Lane in the late 1950s and lived there til the 1990s. It was so called because it overlooked Links Farm which my father established on the site of the original golf course.I went to the scouts in Hawkhurst with my friend Mick Eames, Colin and Robert Golding from Conghurst Lane (and my brother Nigel) as well as several others from the Hawkhurst area.
Mick and I walked down Stream Lane to junior school at the moor. Later I went to the dreadful Swattenden School, catching the school bus from the Shop at the end of Conghurst Lane. I have many more memories of Hawkhurst, happy times.
I’ve now retired to the New Forest overlooking the IOW and enjoying being a Grandfather … Chris Martin