Obituaries

2015: Death of Dorothy ‘Grace’ Grant

DOROTHY ‘GRACE’ GRANT Passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Thursday 13th August aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Arthur (photographer). Much loved mum of Geoff and Annette and to Tanya and Mike. Dear grandma of Jamie-Lee, Saffron and Poppy and to Andrew, ‘G-Mar’ of… Continue reading

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2010: Lingering ghosts of a long-dead England

Tyneham in Dorset was already a museum piece when it was shut down during the Second World War. It never reopened by David Randall There’ll be another burial in the village next week. Arthur Grant’s ashes will be interred in the churchyard at Tyneham in Dorset. He left more than… Continue reading

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2010: Death of Arthur Grant

GRANT ARTHUR (AMENDED NOTICE) (Photographer) aged 87 years peacefully at home on Tuesday 12th January 2010. Dearly beloved Husband of Grace and Dad of Geoff, Annette and to Tanya and Mike. A dear Grandad of Jamie-Lee, Saffron and Poppy. Funeral Service in the Church of Lady St Mary, Wareham, Monday… Continue reading

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2010: Tributes paid to legendary Purbeck photographer Arthur Grant

by Jim Durkin The family of legendary Purbeck photographer Arthur Grant have paid a heartfelt tribute to a “huge character who will always be remembered with affection and love”. Arthur passed away peacefully at home last Tuesday at the age of 87, after a brave battle against a protracted illness.… Continue reading

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2006: Death of Poppy Ingram

POPPY INGRAM. Dearly mother of Ruth, David and Lizzie, widow of Gilbert and Cliff Budden, of Southdown. Adored granny and great granny, fell asleep on 27th September, 2006. Funeral service service at St Michaels Church, Owermoigne, on Friday 6th October at 10.00am. Flowers and/or donations in aid of St Catherine’s… Continue reading

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2003: Death of John Durant-Lewis

DURANT-LEWIS JOHN (Late Chief Executive of Wareham & Purbeck Rural District Council) and resident of Wareham for nearly 70 years, passed away peacefully, aged 93 years, at Holmegate Residential Home, on 5th April 2003. Funeral Service at Poole Crematorium on Tuesday 15th April at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. All… Continue reading

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1980: Death of Lilian Margaret Garneys BOND nee BOND

Deaths: BOND. – On 12th August, 1980, Lilian, aged 93, widow of Ivo Bond, daughter of William Bond of Tyneham, Dorset. Funeral service at St. Mary’s Church, Dorchester on Tuesday, 19th August at 11.30 am, followed by cremation at Weymouth. No flowers by request. Enquiries please to Grassby & Sons,… Continue reading

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1947: Aged Evacuee from Training Area Mrs. C. Miller dies at Stoborough

An evacuee from the much discussed battle training area of the Isle of Purbeck, whose exclusion from her lifelong home at Warbarrow Bay has aroused the sympathy of all interested in the “battle” of Purbeck. Mrs. Harriet Deborah Miller, has died at her home at Stoborough. The fate of the… Continue reading

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1947: Death of Revd. Claude Samuel Homan

HOMAN – On May 5, 1947, CLAUDE SAMUEL HOMAN of 72, Parkstone Road, Poole, formerly Rector of Carne, Tyneham, Frampton, Stockton, the Diocese of Salisbury, and for three years Chaplain at Costobello, South of France, aged 78. Cremation at [illegible] Crematorium to-morrow (Friday). Service ; St. Peter’s Church, Parkstone, later.… Continue reading

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1931: Death of Mrs. James Lucas

TYNEHAM AN APPRECIATION. – A correspondent writes: “The death of Mrs. James Lucas, at the age of 80, has broken the last link with the old generation so closely connected with Tyneham Farm. Widow of ‘Shepherd’ Lucas (who died six years ago), she had spent the whole of her married… Continue reading

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