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The Graffham & Selham Guide
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Graffham is a parish in West Sussex situated on the northern slope of the the South Downs.
It comprises the village of Graffham and the hamlet of Selham.
Graffham is a popular venue for access to the South Downs Way with the village hosting two pubs and a campsite in the area. It is home to the well known Graffham Rustics Theatrical group, plus its own cinema, both in the Graffham Empire Hall.
Selham has one of the smallest churches in Britain, a pub and borders the Polo fields at Ambersham. Also close by is West & Sons, a large Timber yard and, south of the river, the remains of an old 'motte' near the River Rother bridge, which was the finish point of the, now extinct, annual Rother Raft Race.
In the 2001 census the parish had 229 households with a total population of 510
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OS Landranger SU898179 Graffham
Lat-Long: Graffham
50.95 [50º57'] | -0.67 [0º40']
OS Landranger SU935207 Selham
Lat-Long: Selham
Lat [WGS84] N50:58:41 [ 50.978130 ]
Long [WGS84] W0:40:10 [ -0.669528 ]
postcode : GU28         phonecode : 01798

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1861 Census - 410 Graffham
1861 Census - 123 Selham
1991 Census - 530 combined
2001 approx 510

GRAFFHAM - Grafham
graf - grove, brushwood
ham - homestead

SELHAM - Seleham
sele - sallows or willows.
ham - homestead



St Giles Church
The Rectory, Graffham
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St. James Church
01798 861274
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St. James, Selham
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Graffham Shop
The Street, Graffham
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Graffham Shop
Graffham Empire Movies
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Graffham First School
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Graffham First School
Graffham Empire Hall
The Street, Graffham
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Graffham Empire Hall
Aerial views of Graffham & Selham
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Selham Station 1968 - 2008
The Pulborough - Midhurst Line
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Selham Station 1968
White Horse Pub
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White Horse Pub
Graffham War Memorial 1920
Vintage images of Graffham
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Map of Graffham
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Graffham map

Graffham and Duncton schools headteacher Helen Martin is officially out of this world after receiving a national award from the Geographical Association - click to enlarge 
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Graffham and Duncton schools headteacher Helen Martin
receives national award from Geographical Association
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Lunch at the Unicorn, Heyshott - click to enlarge 
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Veterans meet in Graffham for D-Day anniversary
27 June 2011 - Full story here

Mrs  Edith Loring
Nov. 2006
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Mrs Edith [Eddye] Loring in November 2006
celebrating her 100th birthday.
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She was Life President and founder of the Graffham Rustics

Eddye Loring
1906 - 2008

The Graffham Rustics greeted with great sadness the news on Thursday July 17th, 2008, of the death at the age of 101 of their Founder and Life President, Mrs Edith [Eddye] Loring
Published in The Times on 30.7.2008
Edith Katharine Loring
Edith Katharine [Eddye] died peacefully on 17th July aged 101. Widow of Godfrey Messel Loring, very much loved aunt of Penelope, Simon, Carol and Stella, and dear friend of many.
A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at St Giles' Church, Graffham, Petworth, West Sussex on Friday 15th August at 2pm. Family flowers only, but donations, if wished to St Giles' Church.

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In the Orchard, Haylands, Graffham
By Henry Herbert La Thangue
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Aerial views of Graffham & Selham
Almshouses, Graffham
Barnes, George, Sarah, Eliza - Selham
Bridger, Family
Chelsea Cottage, Graffham
Church, St. Giles, Graffham
Church, St. James, Selham
Directory, PO, Graffham 1867
Directory, PO, Selham 1867
East Lavington
Edith Loring
Elm Cottage, Graffham
Empire Hall
Fire Service
Flint arrowhead
Flower show 2009 - photos
Foresters Arms [pub]
Goble family
Graffham Empire Movies
Graffham Rustics
headstones, St Giles
headstones, St James
La Thangue, HH - Haylands
Ladywell Cottage, Graffham
Licensees, 3 Moles Selham, 1872 - 2008
Loring, Edith
Map of Graffham
Map of Selham
Mobile Library dates - Graffham
Mobile Police Station
Old photographs of Graffham & Selham
Photo galleries
Photos, Selham
Photos, St Giles Graffham
Photos, St Giles churchyard
Photos, St James Selham
Post office
Primary school
Roll of Honour, Graffham
Roll of Honour, Selham
Rother Raft Race
Seaford College
Selham Bridge
Selham Gallery
Selham Map
Selham Station 1968 - 2008
Shop, Graffham
Three Moles [pub]:
Licensees, 1872 - 2007
White Horse [pub]
Wiblings Farm, Graffham
Woodman Pub - photo 1906
Vintage photos, Graffham
Vintage photos, Selham

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Miscellaneous articles: -
C of E status for Graffham School
13 Sept.2013
Burglaries in South Ambersham Nov.2012
Graffham School - outstanding Jul.2011
Discovering Selham's airfield Sep.2010
Time for action over potholes May.2010
New Rector for Graffham Apr.2010
Pothole on Popple Hill Graffham Jan.2010
Graffham Common walk Oct.2009
B&B plans for Graffham Sep.2009
Fall caused death Sep.2009
Graffham Woods walk Sep.2009
Village shop celebrates 1st year Sep.2009

January 2008
Lodsworth and Selham will be welcoming
Rev Derek Welsman as their new priest

February 2005
Vehicle ban on part of South Downs Way
May 2003
Notes on Graffham Parish Council's request for a Traffic Regulation Order to prevent damage to Heyshott Down and Levin Down
Graffham and Selham appear on maps of
1610 - 1695 - 1808 - 1885

Accident & incident reports

Penny Journey
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1938 film by
The Royal Mail
How a postcard posted in Manchester reached its destination, Tegleaze Farm, in Graffham.
At the time of the film, the village postmaster also ran the the local shop, Pescod's Stores.

The old Post Office & shop
as above, c.early 1900s
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Graffham loco
The locomotive, Graffham click

Graffham Parish News

Graffham Picture Framers
The Street, Graffham GU28 0QD
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Graffham Garden Group
Martin Buckley 01798 867234
Peter Hardcastle 01798 867446
Photos of Flower Show 2009
Graffham Down Trust
Deputy Reserve Manager
Jim Kirke 01798 867026

Vintage Cars invade Graffham
Vintage Cars invade Graffham - 28 Sep. 2008

Seham lady dies from fall.
Gladys Frankham, 84, died at St Richards Hospital, Chichester, on Wednesday, 22 July 2009, following a fall at her home in Barnfield Cottages, Selham.


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