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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‘Connection’ in Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral is well known for its desire to meld the ancient with the very new. This recent temporary exhibition is testament to that! When guiding in the Cathedral it is so interesting to listen to visitors comments about the modern pieces - both the...

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Chichester Cathedral’s oldest surviving brass

In the Treasury of Chichester Cathedral there is a wonderful artefact from the early medieval period. Very little is known about it except that it is a tiny heart brass. It was first discovered by Thomas King on the 18th July 1829 under a clock in the triforium. This...

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Salt

Yesterday I listened to a short explanation about Jesus's introduction to the Sermon on the Mount -  in the Christian calendar we will soon be entering the period of Lent. In a few verses in Matthew, Chapter 5 we are compared to salt and light. Normally at this stage...

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The Rubbin’ House at the top of Chalk Pit Lane

Over the past year a small group of us have been establishing The Lavant History Project and we are discovering so many interesting facts and are looking forward to collating them and even maybe publishing small booklets. We were recently asked by the South Downs...

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Anthony Gormley bollards at The Kennels

I was so excited the other day to come across the 'original' Gormley bollards in Bellenden Road, Peckham, South London! So I had to park the car up and take a couple of pics! For those of you who perhaps do not know The Kennels at Goodwood may be wondering what on...

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Queen Catherine of Braganza

When I was working at Goodwood one afternoon this summer one of the visitors told me a few interesting facts about King Charles II's consort - Queen Catherine of Braganza. It turned out that this chap is a volunteer researcher at Osterley Park and loves sharing his...

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Regency Dancers at Goodwood’s Waterloo Exhibition

Goodwood's Summer Exhibition this year focuses, not surprisingly, on the role the Richmond family played during the build up to the Battle of Waterloo. The 4th Duke plus his Duchess and large family had been living out in Brussels since the previous year, renting a...

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St Mary Aldermary, City of London

If you ever have a few free moments close to St Paul's in the City of London pop in to this wonderful church just over the road from Mansion House Tube! Great place for a breather and cup of tea! What an amazing ceiling! Late Perpendicular, this Wren church follows...

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