She’s arrived! The stunning and beautiful new Goddess Nike has returned to Horndean. The Memorial has been restored to its former glory after 50 years absence and a freak car accident that destroyed it in 1964. For 50 years, the memorial has been topped with a lamp donated by the brewery Gales. It was a … Continue reading this article ››
Ever looked at the memorial in the middle of Horndean square and thought something didn’t look quite right? Something looked out of proportion? Well, you’d be correct. In 1964 the Memorial was involved in a car accident and the large “Goddess of Victory” statue that stood 2 metres tall was damaged beyond repair. At the … Continue reading this article ››
Play Planet Horndean is located in a factory unit on the former site of the Horndean Victorian Workhouse. Play Planet is opposite one of Horndean’s last surviving pubs “The Colonial Bar” (previously known as The Good Intent/Berni Inn). What a juxtaposition of environments and time; the Workhouse with abandoned and orphaned children full of of … Continue reading this article ››
In March 2014 I took a trip to Horndean to take some photographs of the village. The village is quite recognisable, but the number of independent shops has reduced considerably. For now, I’ve added the gallery below. In the fullness of time I will write more about these photographs.