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Famous people who lived in Charmandean

Posted by Admin on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Old stories 
Some well-known Worthing families have lived in Charmandean over the years, including Mrs Rita Summers, who was a Councillor and went on to become mayor of Worthing in 1952-53. An article about her was published in the Worthing & District Review Magazine, December 1948:

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German aircrew and the Home Guard

Posted by Admin on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : Old stories 
We have learn`t of a story which has been passed down though the generations and from one resident to the next, about the fate of a German aircrew which crashed on the downs during the war. 

Apparently, the German plane was shot down and landed on the Downs between Charmandean Estate and Cissbury Ring.

The aircrew walked down Charmandean Lane, and came across the Tower (some have referred to it as the Turret), which was a tall tower structure with windows looking to Beachy Head in the East, th...
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Exploring the old house

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, In : Old stories 
An ex-Fourth Avenue resident writes 'Hi I was very interested to find your site. I grew up in Fourth Avenue during the 1950s and 60s, and remember the old house well. I spent many happy hours with my friends playing in the grounds and exploring the house'

It must have been a fantastic exploration and playground for the younger Charmandean residents in those days!

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Tank traps and ice skating!

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, In : Old stories 

A previous Charmandean resident has written to us with 'I moved to Third Avenue (in those days the houses only had names and not numbers) during the war (in 1944) when my father became headmaster of a local school. I spent my whole childhood from the age of two, growing up in Charmandean only leaving when I went to University in 1961. My playground was the woods and waste ground in Third and Fourth Avenues, and later the chalk pit still full of tank traps from the beaches and the grounds of t...

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