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Midhurst Past

New! Midhurst Past History Timeline

Many visitors to our website have enjoyed the Gallery of Midhurst Pictures, and we are often asked about the history of the town and what it used to look like. Presented here is a gallery of pictures of Midhurst as it once was. We would like to include in future some small articles of people's memories of the town, so if you would like to contribute anything, or if you have some pictures that you think would be a nice addition to this section, please either e-mail us or call in the shop. Some of the photographs presented here are of unknown date, so if anyone can enlighten us on these please contact us. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We hope you enjoy the pictures.
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1: King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra returning through Midhurst, 1906.
2: Old Market House, c. 1953. 3: Tree being pulled down in North Street, date unknown, but probably 1950s.

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1: Easeborne Street, pre-War. 2: West Street, pre-War. 3: North Street, 1904.

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1: Cowdray Park, pre-War. 2: Midhurst Mill Fall, date unknown. 3: Remembrance Day Parade, date unknown.

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1: South End, c. 1913. 2: Midhurst Grammar School 1912. 3: North Street, c. 1906.

All Pictures supplied by Mr. Stuart Sansom.

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Here also is some information about the residents of Midhurst in 1851:

There was 1481 inhabitants living in 280 inhabited dwellings. The number of offspring living in each household was as follows:
  • 99 households with no offspring living at home.
  • 46 households with one living at home.
  • 42 households with two living at home.
  • 25 households with three living at home.
  • 31 households with four living at home.
  • 11 households with five living at home.
  • 18 households with six living at home.
  • 6 households with seven living at home.
  • 1 household with ten living at home.
There were two households of 14 persons with 5-6 offspring, and four households of 11 persons with 0-4 offspring. The largest household was the Grammer School with 34 persons, 10 of whom were the Head's offspring.
4% of the inhabitants worked in leather. 41 people were employed in boot or shoe making. There were:
  • Seven harness makers or saddlers.
  • Four glovers.
  • Two fellmongers.
  • One tanner.
  • One leather seller.


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