Doris Eleanor Randall was born on February 23rd 1899. Her name then
was Frampton - her parents were John James Frampton and Edith Mary
Frampton, née Boyling. She and her parents were born in Southwick
and lived there all their lives.
On her Mother's side, her
grandfather was Captain Thomas Boyling, a Master Mariner, who sailed
from Shoreham Harbour. Her father was Secretary of the Shoreham &
District Waterworks Company, eventually working for Brighton
Corporation when they took over the Company. Both her father, John
James Frampton, and her Uncle, John Boyling, were, at one time,
members of Southwick Parish Council, and were Councillors when the
Urban District was formed, John Boyling becoming Chairman.
Doris's parents played a significant part in the work of the
Methodist Church (they both remembered the Albion Street Church
being built when they were only five years old) and Doris herself,
with her husband and family, has carried on this tradition. Her
interest in the Church, and in Southwick as a whole, has never
She wrote the first part of her Memoirs when she was
89 years old, the second part when she was 98. She celebrated her
100th Birthday when this book went to press and this Internet
version was published a year later. Doris died on 10th January 2002,
just a few weeks before her 103rd birthday.