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Findon Valley Residents' Association

Protecting the interests of the Findon Valley community and the countryside around us

Do You Know

Some interesting stories behind people, events and places in Findon Valley.

If you have any other interesting articles to include please email them (either as a PDF or Microsoft Word attachment) to info@findonvalley.org

Introducing Allan Everard, a founder FVRA member

Thanks to Jeff Barnard, he decided to write about his grandfather who held the position of Honorary Secretary in 1937. Read more...

Meet the warden watching out for Worthing's dogs

'The evil Disney dog catcher stereotype' - it's a perception that Russell Akehurst thinks some still hold about dog wardens like him, but you would have to be barking mad to believe it. Read his story courtesy of the Worthing Herald

Back in 2010 Russ was invited to the House of Lords to be congratulated as Worthing Borough Council scooped the top gold mark in the RSPCA's Community Stray Dog Footprints Awards. Read more....

Diamond Day for Findon Valley Couple

Born within a mile of each other, Alan and Coleen Marshall met as teenagers and have been married for 60 years. Their birthdays are 14 days apart, so it seems destiny that they should meet at The Regent Dance Hall in Brighton when Alan was 19 and Coleen 17. Read more courtesy of the Worthing Herald.

Journey of a Polish Fighter Pilot

Former Squadron Commander Franek Kornicki recalls his tough, challenging yet rewarding experience from childhood to signing up to join the Allies during the Second World War. Then in London one day he was at Paddington Station and his life changed. Read more of Franek's journey....

A poet returns to Findon Valley!

London-born Violet Dench went with her husband to Australia and a new life, rekindling her childhood love of poetry in rural Victoria with her family, dogs, cats and horses. The circumstances forced her to return back to the UK. Read more....

Tribute to Findon singer Albert Roberts

Read the story of Albert Roberts from The Roberts Brothers, courtesy of the Worthing Herald.

Anna, pupil from Vale School, designs FVRA logo

Anna Campbell's logo design was voted the best from many children's entries at Vale School in a FVRA organised competition. Read more....

At Buckingham Palace for an OBE

FVRA Road Collector Alan Marshall and his wife, Coleen, witness their son, Victor, receiving his OBE at Buckingham Palace. Read more...

Rose Setten, BBC Choirgirl of the Year - 2004

Head Chorister of Findon Valley's All Saints Church entered the prestigious annual competition, singing straight from the heart to the final. Read more...

The growth of the Valley's homes since the 1930s

Terry and Pat Curtis are interviewed to find out how the Findon Valley community grew from the 1930s. Read more....

Findon's Fair

Terry Curtis, founder of Curtis & Son the first estate agent in Findon Valley, writes a small piece on his love of where he lives, in Hollingbury Gardens. Read more....

Celebrating Zoë Goddard's 100th Birthday

Zoë is a Founder Member of the FVRA, having moved to Findon Valley in the mid 1930s. She celebrated her 100th birthday in March and in an interview with Leroy Bryan and Alex Clouter she recalls her memories. Read more....

Charles Williams, Composer, 1893 - 1978

Findon Valley resident Charles Williams was a British composer and conductor, contributing music to over 50 film as well as signature melodies for radio and television. Read more....