Calendar illustrates Rustington’s celebrity history

Harry Clark left and Dennis Wakeling'D14401686a
Harry Clark left and Dennis Wakeling'D14401686a

HISTORY enthusiasts have published a calendar showing the homes of Rustington’s past celebrity residents.

The 2015 calendar, published by the Rustington Heritage Association, includes pictures of houses where famous people have lived in the village.

Actor Michael Flanders had a summer home in Millfield Close, while marine artist Leslie Arthur Wilcox lived in Cove Road.

There is currently an exhibition of his work at Rustington Museum.

Composer Sir Hubert Parry, best known for the choral song Jerusalem, lived at Knightscroft House in Sea Lane.

The calendars are on sale for £5 each from the museum, FW Skinner jewellers, in Churchill Parade and Arun Office Services, in Sea Lane.

Each page includes an illustration of the house, plus information about the celebrity.

All proceeds go to- wards the upkeep of the museum.

Rustington Heritage Association chairman Harry Clark said he was hoping to raise as much money as possible for the museum.

“We are advancing education of the general public on the history of the parish of Rustington,” he said.

The Rustington Heritage association has recently purchased a painting of the parish church by Sinclair Snow, which will soon be on display in the museum.

Dennis Wakeling produced all the artwork for the calendar.

This is the third calendar the association has produced, with previous editions featuring houses and local postcards.