Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

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[...]
Sep
21
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
Sep 21 @ 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[...]
Oct
19
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
Oct 19 @ 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[...]
Dec
14
Mon
10:30 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
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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!

Look out for these Coade stone plaques….

Look out for these Coade stone plaques….

As you take a walk around Chichester or go for a bike ride through the villages close to the Goodwood Estate keep your eyes peeled for examples of these old 'stone' plaques on buildings and cottages..... But these plaques have not been carved out of stone – that would...

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The Ups and Downs

The Ups and Downs

English is so confusing .....  I always have to make sure I explain myself when I'm talking about the South Downs with foreign visitors who come on my guided walks. They must wonder what on earth I mean! I must sound really silly! How can a range of 'Ups' be called...

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William Peachey’s Gravestone

William Peachey’s Gravestone

The ancient gravestone of William Peachey is set into the wall of All Saints Church in the downland village of East Dean. It has become quite famous, people come from far and wide to look at this 17th century stonemason's workmanship, or more correctly his lack of...

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