As regular readers of this site will know, I have recently been in contact with Caroline Elsam who lived at New House Farmhouse.
little bit of background on the Elsam family shows that Arthur Elsam
was a tennant of New House Farm until 1917 when he bought the farm at
the disposal of the Bodiam Castle Estate.
In 1936 New House Farm
was sold to Guinness with Richard and Mary Elsam having annual tenancy
agreements and Mary continuing to live in New House Farmhouse.
1940 Guinness took over the running of New House Farm and employed
Richard Elsam as a farm bailiff under the general direction of the Farm
Richard Elsam resigned in July 1953 to go farming on his own account in Burwash.
following photos are of New House farmhouse and it's immediate
surrounds. All photos have been sourced from the Elsam Collection.