ROUSER came across a local expression for checking the weather. They say: ‘Looks black over Will’s Mother.’
Mount Misery is near Piddinghoe. A theory is the two cottages there got their name from a medieval pilgrim who was heading for the stock ferry crossing near Southease and was caught in a storm. He offered up a ‘miserie’, or prayer, seeking deliverance.
Pickers Hill is near Saltdean and Muggery Pope is what looks like an abandoned piggery on the side of Itford Hill.