Bishop Sherburne – Chichester’s Wolsey

Bishop Sherburne – Chichester’s Wolsey

Bishop Robert Sherburne was a monumental figure in the history of Chichester Cathedral. His life as Bishop of Chichester spanned the final decades of the 'old' church before it was swept away in the Reformation during the reign of King Henry VIII. Dying in his 9th...

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Bronze Age Chichester – The Devil’s Jumps

Bronze Age Chichester – The Devil’s Jumps

The Devil's Jumps are well known to local walkers, but I just couldn't resist taking a photo as they looked splendid against the backdrop of the blue sky. These Bronze Age 'barrows' date back about 3000 years. The site is a fantastic example of a barrow cemetery....

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Sussex Modernism

Sussex Modernism

With Spring creeping up on us and strikes on Southern Railway finally seeming to fizzle out, there is really no excuse now not to make an excursion to London to visit Sussex Modernism. You don't even need to rush, for this exhibition is still on until 23rd April 2017....

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Chichester’s Timepiece

Chichester’s Timepiece

What’s happened to the time?! Regular passers-by in the heart of Chichester will have noticed that the clock faces on the Market Cross have lost their hands! Smiths of Derby have commenced work to replace the mechanism, which was originally installed in 1904 and has...

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Roman discovery in Chichester’s Priory Park

Roman discovery in Chichester’s Priory Park

Is this so surprising? After all Chichester was an important Roman town called Noviomagus Reginorum – meaning ‘New Market town of the Regni Tribe’. Well yes, it is a really amazing discovery! The difficulty with a small walled city is that of course there has been so...

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The Labyrinth – Chichester Cathedral

The Labyrinth – Chichester Cathedral

The North Transept of Chichester Cathedral is a bright open space set aside for temporary exhibitions. These are not necessarily Christian - but they always are spiritual and reflective. 'Labyrinth' - the latest exhibition is engaging and thought provoking. A willow...

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50th Birthday Celebrations!

50th Birthday Celebrations!

Chichester Public Library celebrated its 50th birthday on 24th January, 2017! It was designed by the County Architect of 1967, F R Steele and in 2015 it was listed for its architectural interest:  “the elegant unbroken rhythm of its curved exterior, and the sculptural...

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Festival Time

As I write this, we are nearing the end of the first week of the 2015 Festival of Chichester and it occurs to me that this is one of those events that sums up all that's great about Chichester - and Sussex, and England and Great Britain too for that matter. Throughout...

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National Service

Goodwood House, situated a couple of miles north of Chichester, has been the ancestral home of the Gordon-Lennox family since 1692. The head of the family is currently the 10th Duke of Richmond. In 1949, during the days of National Service, Stanley Price had been...

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