I am Alan Isted, Son of David, Grandson of Edward Henry(Dec'd). I live in Worthing, as does my brother Stephen and My sister Michelle(although she has since married, now Edwards) My Brother has 2 sons, Joseph and Archie both at school and also living in Worthing.
My Grandfather used to own and run a corn merchants in Worthing along with his brother, My great-uncle Jack.
Just to put you in the picture the business was running prior to the end of the 19th century and was eventualy sold in the late 60's/early 70's. It used to be in Montague Street on part of the site that is now BHS. When it was sold its role changed to seed merchant, and then to pet shop supplies. It moved to the Guildbourne centre and ceased to trade toward the end of the 1970's. The "Isted" mill used to be at Cross Street next door to the railway station. The old mill house is still there, now being used as a store for a car breakers. The Windmill itself was moved around the turn of the century to Seamill Park Crescent (hence the name) because of building work which obstructed the wind flow. It was moved with several carts pulling it down North Street but when the 2 teams of horses got to the junction with Lyndhurst Road and High Street one team went down High Street the other down Lyndhurst Road and havoc ensued.
I dont know much about my ancestry other than that although my father has traced a few on the family tree prior to my Grandfather, but I dont have details.
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