History

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This Page is under development and will include stories about the people who have lived and worked in Funtington Parish in the past as well as the history of the parish of Funtington that is currently being held in the Funtington Archive.

First World War Diaries
New first World War diaries go on line today http://tinyurl.com/ps6wkmn...
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History of Funtington
Funtington is a pleasant rural parish of approx. 6 sq. miles nestling under the Downs to the west of Chichester. The 1500 strong community is spread over the villages of Funtington, East and West Ashling and West Stoke and surrounding areas. The northern parts of the parish fall within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty....
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Old Salt Indeed – Admiral Sir Provo Wallis
Read about the amazing career of Admiral Provo Wallis who died at Funtington House in his 101th year. As you walk up the path from the gate to the South Door you can see Admiral Wallis’ grave on the left....
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Richard Craven Grant RFC (1896-1918)
writer and Lecurer, Ken Rimell, is lookimg for information about Captain Richard Grant who was killed in action whilst flying with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1. He is buried in the Arras Flying Memorial Cemetery. His family of military background, lived at Densworth Cottage During the 1910s and the 1920s. Their enquiries has not revealed his...
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Sir Arthur Tansley
Read about the live and career of Sir Arthur Tansley (1971-1955) who was an English botanist and a pioneer in the science of ecology. The Tansley stone in his memory stands above the yews in  Kingley Vale near the Tumuli....
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The Funtington War Memorials
The Parish Council received an enquiry about Captain Richard Grant who was killed in action whilst flying with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1 and who is buried in the Arras Flying Memorial Cemetery. We have discovered that his family was living at East Ashling Grange at the time of his death in 1918 and relatives of his...
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