May Day Guided Walk of Bognor Regis

May Day Guided Walk of Bognor Regis

Margaret is our expert guide in Bognor Regis and her passion for telling the history of her home town knows no bounds. She would like to invite you to join her on May Day Bank Holiday to enjoy a 90-minute summer afternoon stroll around this famous seaside town. You...

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Royal Visitors to Sussex

Royal Visitors to Sussex

On May 19th, 2018, the day of their wedding, the Queen bestowed on Harry and Meghan the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Queen has traditionally bestowed a dukedom on senior members of the Royal Family on their wedding day. The choice of location has, as far...

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Priory Park Centenary

Priory Park Centenary

In the last week of September, 2018, Priory Park in the North-east corner of Chichester’s City Walls, will be host to many events, both fun and serious. The reason? To commemorate the presentation of the park to the City, as a War Memorial, by the Duke of Richmond in...

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The Bells Rang Out!

The Bells Rang Out!

On Saturday 19th May at 6pm, the bells of Chichester rang out to celebrate the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. Who are the ringers and what do we know about the Bell Tower? The ringers are members of the Cathedral Guild of Bellringers,...

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Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?

I can hardly believe that Chichester's Street Art Festival took place five years ago! Most of the works were removed almost immediately after the temporary planning permission had expired as many locals were 'champing at the bit' to ensure that Chichester was returned...

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Bernstein in Chichester

Bernstein in Chichester

Celebrations are going on throughout the world in 2018 to commemorate Leonard Bernstein's centennial year! And not least in Chichester! A wide ranging programme of events have been announced - concerts, ballet, workshops, revues, jazz, talks, film shows, exhibitions...

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Freedom of the City

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

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!

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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