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We are lucky to have such a wonderful Green but have you ever given any though to all the benches around it? There are 23 of them, here is a little history behind each of them. In some cases, we don't know enough to give a meaningful tribute here, please do contact us if you can supply more details.

We have listed these clockwise, staring from the Cricket Pavilion

New table 1.     APR Figg
row 2In memory of Alfred Peter Raymond Figg - always known as ‘Ray’.  He was born at Carpoles on the Green, the son of William Percy and Rose Figg.  Ray was a well-known village figure and a popular landlord of the Cricketers Arms.
row 3 2.      Ockley Stoolball 1986 
row 4 Donated by Ockley Stoolball Club to the Ockley Sports Club (which at that time oversaw the Cricket, Football and Stoolball Clubs).  A presentation ceremony was held in September 1986 when the bench was formally accepted by Michael Calvert on behalf of the Sports Club.  A photograph of the occasion was published in the West Sussex County Times. 
row 5 3.      Two plaques here: Clive and Cyril (and to the right) Remembering Jane
row 6no details available, can anybody help?
row 7 4.     Brigadier General RTI Ridgway C.B 17/8/1868 – 11/11/1939  
row 8 Father of Gwen Ridgway (see 8 below).  This from Ockley Parish Magazine: “General Ridgway had a distinguished military career and saw a great deal of active service from 1897 onwards including campaigns on the North West Frontier of India and in the Great War in Egypt, in France (where he was wounded) and later in East Africa.  Later he commanded Brigades on the Indian Frontier and in the 3rd Afghan War.  He retired from the Army in 1920.  He lived in London but was a frequent visitor to Ockley and took a great interest in the cricket, football and Flower Show activities.  In his memory, his widow and daughter placed a seat on the Green for the comfort of those who, like the General, enjoy watching the cricket or rejoice in the beauty of the surrounding scenery.”
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