Upcoming Walks, Talks and Tours

May
30
Thu
2:30 pm Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
Chichester Cathedral Tour @ West Street, PO19 1PX
May 30 @ 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
Jun
16
Sun
2:00 pm 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 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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!

Picture Restoration

Picture Restoration

Those of you who use Instagram may have seen some posts recently about the restoration of important works of art at Goodwood House. Well-known conservator Ying Yang has been working meticulously over the winter months to restore the vibrancy of paintings by artists...

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The Selsey Arms

The Selsey Arms

Have you ever wondered why the pub on the A286 at West Dean, north of Chichester is called the Selsey Arms? It is really quite a long way from the small town of Selsey located on the southern most tip of the Manhood Peninsula. My previous post told the early story of...

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Incredible Wall Paintings!

Incredible Wall Paintings!

How is it possible that these wall paintings still exist? They are 900 years old! I visited a few months ago when we were semi out of lockdown. How many thousands of us will have looked up to these figures - admired them and taken interest in the stories they...

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