Bronze Age Chichester – The Devil’s Jumps

Spring has almost sprung! The last day of February and a perfect sunny morning up on the South Downs Way to the north-west of Chichester. The Devil’s Jumps are well known to local walkers, but I just couldn’t resist taking a photo as they looked splendid...

The Jerningham Wine Cooler

Well who’d have thought it….. Major William Battine was the winner of a grand competition!!! Let me explain – In 1730ish banker-cum-goldsmith Henry Jerningham of Russell Street , London commissioned the sculptor Rysbrack to create the largest ever...

Major William Battine of East Marden

Well this memorial in East Marden church looks pretty normal and run-of-the-mill doesn’t it. I simply took a pic of it to ponder on the grand age that William and Mary had reached. But the strange thing is that since then, I have come across the Battines in lots...

Fairy’s Funeral in Felpham

William Blake is said to have been inspired to paint this picture of “Oberon, Titania and Puck” when he stumbled across a fairies funeral in Felpham. ‘I was walking alone in my garden,” he said. “There was a great stillness among the...

Mr and Mrs Adrian Stoughton

… and their sixteen children! In the parish church of St Andrew in West Stoke there is a really interesting and colourful memorial to Adrian and Mary Stoughton with their children. Described in a lengthy inscription, the family from ‘Westoake’ are...