Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

Feb
20
Thu
7:00 pm Goodwood: House and Family @ East Dean Village Hall
Goodwood: House and Family @ East Dean Village Hall
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Singleton and East Dean Women’s Institute Evening Group have asked me to speak on the History of the House and Family. If you wish to come contact me and I will arrange.
Feb
21
Fri
7:30 pm Romans to Counterculture @ Steyning Centre
Romans to Counterculture @ Steyning Centre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Join me at the meeting of the Steyning Art Society to refresh your mind with a timeline history of Chichester
Feb
25
Tue
2:15 pm Canaletto’s London @ Boxgrove Village Hall
Canaletto’s London @ Boxgrove Village Hall
Feb 25 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
This talk has been booked by the Walberton Art Society Group. Non-members are welcome so just get in touch with me to arrange.
Feb
27
Thu
2:30 pm Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Guided tour of Chichester Cathedral lasting about an hour – interweaving the history, architecture and art with the spirituality of the building

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!

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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A Visit to the De La Warr Chantry

A Visit to the De La Warr Chantry

The walk along Park Lane to the ruins of Halnaker House prompted lots of questions in my mind about the people who lived there and why the 3rd Duke of Richmond let the buildings slowly fall to ruins. Lord de la Warr lived in the house during the 16th century and his...

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