Freedom of the City

Chichester-born Astronaut, Tim Peake, receives the Freedom of the City! Major Tim was awarded this honour at a ceremony at the Chichester Festival Theatre on February 25th, 2018. The event was watched by many young people from the schools he...

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Sunshine reveals Gravestone Secrets

I am part of a team conducting a graveyard survey in the churchyard of St Nicholas Church, Mid Lavant. Last October we spent a weekend learning all about the need to record the gravestones of ancient parish churchyards, before the writing on the stones vanishes...

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Spring is on its Way!

A couple of weeks ago, before the 'Beast from the East' arrived, I conducted a guided tour of Goodwood en route to the lambing shed! The cheeky little chap you see here had been born just the night before we arrived. We were a group of about twenty - adults and...

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A Royal Day for Chichester

What a surprise to hear that Her Majesty, The Queen will be coming to Chichester Next Thursday , 30th November! She will be visiting the Festival Theatre during the morning and  after lunch she will visit Canine Partners National Training Centre, in...

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Craig is New Chairman

  I would like to introduce myself as the new Chair of the Destination Management Organisation ‘Visit Chichester’. I am newly appointed to the role from October 2018 and my task is to help re-energise the visitor economy in Chichester District.  This is an...

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John Keats arrives in Chichester!

After much anticipation a statue to the poet John Keats has been unveiled in the centre of the city! The poet visited Chichester in January 1819, staying with the parents of his friend, Charles Dilke in Eastgate Square. So it is fitting that the sculpture depicts John...

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Frieda Hughes’ Art in Cathedral

Frieda Hughes - artist and poet has an exhibition in Chichester Cathedral. At the end of 2015 she decided to create a work of art based on a commitment to paint a picture every day for a year. She ended up working for 400 days and it is this and other new pieces which...

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Chichester’s Millionaires’ Row

A couple of months ago I wrote about a dig for Roman remains which had taken place in Chichester's Priory Park. The ground penetrating radar equipment showed that there were two Roman town houses. A full excavation which took place last week demonstrated that at least...

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