Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

Mar
11
Wed
11:15 am Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Mar 11 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Guided tour of Chichester Cathedral lasting about an hour – interweaving the history, architecture and art with the spirituality of the building
Mar
23
Mon
10:00 am Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Edes House standing majestically close to Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent example of late 17th Century domestic architecture. My tour tells the story of the people who lived and worked there and examines the architecture and[...]
May
11
Mon
10:00 am Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Edes House standing majestically close to Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent example of late 17th Century domestic architecture. My tour tells the story of the people who lived and worked there and examines the architecture and[...]
Jun
22
Mon
10:00 am Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Edes House – If Walls could Talk @ 27 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RW
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Edes House standing majestically close to Chichester Cathedral is a magnificent example of late 17th Century domestic architecture. My tour tells the story of the people who lived and worked there and examines the architecture and[...]

Chichester, Goodwood, The South Downs and Sussex – Immerse yourself in History, Culture, Art and Nature

As a professional tour guide and history graduate, I am passionate about bringing the past alive. Drawing upon my extensive knowledge and love of the area, I present a series of walks, talks and tours which are fun and sociable as well as being enlightening. Who really enjoys exploring and learning using a phone app or struggling to read tiny print in a leaflet? Take a look at my calendar and join me on one of the public events. Or maybe you’d like me to arrange a bespoke tour or talk for a group of you. Click on the tabs above to view my wide range of walking tours and talks – something to interest everyone. I look forward to meeting you sometime soon!

The most recent entries in my journal are shown below – I try to it keep up to date – recording visits to interesting places, exhibitions, books and articles I’ve read, plus details of bespoke tours and talks arranged for special interest groups. You will notice that sometimes I do stray beyond the border of Sussex!

Civil War Graffiti

Civil War Graffiti

Here we have the view from the Sherborne Room looking out towards the Bishops' Palace Gardens. Such a tranquil spot.... but not always. The Civil War shook Chichester from inside out and outside in! At the end of 1642 Parliamentary troops, led by Captain William...

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The Sherborne Room Ceiling!

The Sherborne Room Ceiling!

I have known for ages of a wonderful room in the Bishop's Palace in Chichester but until now I have never been around at the right moment to have a peek inside! It is called the Sherborne Room after this particular wing of the palace was built in the mid 16th century...

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Halnaker Update

Halnaker Update

I knew I had a few pictures of this beautiful house as I had visited a few years ago. I have just included these to show the contrast between the ruins of the old house and the Edwin Lutyens version. On a fine clear day the house can be easily seen shining down upon...

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