Winds of Change in a Sleepy Sussex Village: Rustington by Graeme Taylor and Mary Taylor (Paperback, 2015)
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- DescriptionWinds of Change in a Sleepy Sussex Village depicts aspects of the lives of well-kwn people such as Sir Hubert and Lady Maud Parry, and the Garrett family (including sisters Millicent Fawcett, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Agnes Garrett, along with their cousin Rhoda Garrett), especially regarding women's suffrage. We delve into Peter Pan creator J. M. Barrie, who based his characters on families here in Rustington. Who in the village was related to royalty? Which infamous character regularly stayed at the vicarage and what developments occurred as a result? What happened of importance in the village just prior to D-Day? All is revealed in this book by Mary Taylor B.E.M. and her son Graeme, showing that this so-called sleepy village is anything but!
- Author BiographyGraeme Taylor was born in Zachary Merton Hospital in Rustington in 1960, was educated at Rustington CP School, Littlehampton Comprehensive School, then Portsmouth Polytechnic to obtain an Honours Degree in Mathematics and Statistics. After qualifying with a P.G.C.E. at Sussex University Graeme became a Mathematics and P.E. Teacher at his old secondary school in Littlehampton. Since the mid-1980s, Graeme has been working as an Accountant and Financial Controller. Graeme married Sue in 1991 at Tarring Church, Worthing, approximately six miles from Rustington and they have been living in Tarring ever since. They have a daughter Bethany and two sons, Iain and Edward. Graeme has played cricket for Rustington and now plays for Harry Baldwin's Occasionals and is an avid Portsmouth F.C. fan and season ticket holder.Mary Taylor, only daughter of an old Rustington family was born in 1930, has lived in the village all her life. She was educated in Littlehampton, then at Brighton Technical College and at Portsmouth Polytechnic. She married Beverley B. Taylor in 1951 at Rustington Parish Church and has two sons, Andrew and Graeme. Andrew is a Doctor of Philosophy and an Associate Professor at Southampton University. Mary served on the Rustington Parish Council through the 1980s during which time she was appointed Official Historian of Rustington. Mary and her husband founded the Rustington Heritage Association in 1983 of which, after six years in the chair, she is now Life President. In June 2012, H.M. The Queen conferred the BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL on Mary for Services to Rustington.
- PublisherGraeme Taylor and Mary Taylor
- Date of Publication01/09/2015
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationWorthing
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGraeme Taylor and Mary Taylor
- Content Note61 colour insertions
- Weight100 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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