One Hundred and Thirty Ancestors in a Graveyard!

One Hundred and Thirty Ancestors in a Graveyard!

Darren Dendy is tracing his ancestors. In Itchingfield churchyard, near Horsham in West Sussex, there are one hundred and thirty Dendys buried there. There is likely to be more. Darren takes me around to look at some of the gravestones and the burial registers in the church, and explains why he is so fascinated with […]

Titchfield Abbey Ruins Explored

Titchfield Abbey Ruins Explored

Julia and I are exploring the ruins at Titchfield, in Hampshire, near Fareham. One time an abbey stood here, but after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it was adapted into a grand manor house. According to Wikipedia: Titchfield Abbey is a medieval abbey and later country house, located in the village of Titchfield near Fareham […]

Ringer Ollie and St Margaret’s in West Hoathly

Ringer Ollie and St Margaret's in West Hoathly

Today I am exploring the lovely parish church of St Margarets in West Hoathly, a beautiful, tucked out-of-the-way village in East Sussex. Young bell ringing enthusiast, Ollie, tells me all about the lovely church and more about his fascinating hobby. Built in the early Norman period, St Margarets has had various changes over the centuries, […]