History and Heritage in the Chichester area

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One of a series of workshops for family and local historians. Tickets: £7. 50 (non-refundable) – please book in advance. . . .
An evening talk with Keith Lodwick, Curator – Theatre & Performance at the Victoria & Albert Museum. From Spartacus to Gladiator, the Roman era has always inspired film-makers from the silent era to modern digital productions. In this richly illustrated talk, film curator Keith Lodwick will explore some of the. . .
Historical Association
Dr Eniliano Perra of Winchester University will be the speaker. His talk is entitled From Belsen to Gaza: The Promise: British and British-Jewish Identity. . . .
The Novium
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day the Novium Museum will be joined for an evening talk by Ken Rimmell, former Curator of the Shoreham D-Day Aviation Museum. In his talk Ken will touch on the part that the RAF played both in the run up to and on. . .
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Crafts heritage

Needlework on Display

22 May - 2 June 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

| Parham House and Gardens

Parham is home to possibly the finest and most important collection of embroidery in the United Kingdom. This display, returning by popular request after last year, gives visitors another enhanced opportunity to discover Parham’s needlework collection, including items that are not normally on view. . . .
Arts heritage Outdoors

Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival

25 May - 2 June 2019

Around Selsey - various locations

Welcome to SWOF2019. We have a fabulous week of walks, cycling, natural history, snorkelling and regional history in and around Selsey – a lovely West Sussex fishing town on the Manhood peninsula. This year we will be running events in collaboration with the Weald and Downland Museum and the Novium. . .
Amberley Museum
Celebrate traditional and woodcrafts this weekend at Amberley Museum with craft makers and demonstrations. As part of this weekend, we will also mark the day of our 40th birthday on the Sunday 26th. Join us for all things heritage along with our birthday celebration. . . .
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heritage Outdoors

Trek the Selsey Tramway

25 May 2019, 09:30 - 15:30

Selsey PO20 0SZ

We follow the tramway, which ran from 1897 to 1935 from Selsey to Chichester, bringing it to life with photographs and anecdotes. We walk the route on tracks, bridleways and footpaths via Pagham Harbour, Sidlesham, Hunston and the Chichester Canal. We will stop for a picnic so bring food and. . .
medieval medicine
A weekend to explore medieval medicine and beyond. So if you were to wake up in the morning, 500 or 750 years ago and did not feel too well, or had an accident in the home, what could you have done? Where might you have gone for help? And how. . .
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D-Day for Emsworth and its People

26 May - 30 June 2019

10b North Street Emsworth, Hants. PO10 7DD.

75 years ago Emsworth and the surrounding area played a crucial role in the preparations for D-Day and this is being marked with the exhibition “D-Day for Emsworth and its People” in the David Rudkin Room. This display shows some of the Allied forces’ remarkable achievements and also demonstrates the. . .
the natural world
Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the Natural World. From Bank Holiday Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range of activities. Activities run from 11am-4pm daily. Activities. . .
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Roman Week

28 May - 2 June 2019


Led by the Novium Museum and supported by Chichester BID , Roman Week is returning for its third year and is set to be bigger and better than ever. Featuring re-enactments, talks, trails, guided tours, family activities and immersive theatre, each day will be themed around an aspect of Roman. . .
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The Romans are invading the library for stories and craft activities in Chichester Roman Week – come and join them!. Tickets are free but please book on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. Everyone Welcome. . . .
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All Aboard!

28 May 2019, 18:00

Selsey PO20 0SZ

Explore the East Beach area of Selsey to find out why so many railway carriages arrived here in the 1920s and were later converted into dwellings, identify them today and hear about their history. A leaflet will be provided for those who wish to research this fascinating story further. £3. . . .
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Marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944, retired County Archivist Alan Readman will bring this historic event to life through archive material held by West Sussex Record Office. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments provided. . . .
Amberley Museum
Over the May half term, enjoy activities and take part in our family trail around the 36 acre site. Discover the South’s industrial heritage at our Museum, learn about technology through the years, and have fun riding our narrow gauge train and historic bus around the 36 acre site. . . .
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A 2 mile walk led by Judi Darley, Conservancy walks leader, starting at Fishbourne Roman Palace and heading towards Dell Quay, stopping at points of Roman interest along the way. Finish with complimentary coffee in the Conservancy’s classroom on the quay before choosing either to walk back on your own. . .

Selsey's History through its Buildings.

29 May 2019, 14:00

Selsey PO20 0JN

Have you ever noticed what a mixture of buildings there are in Selsey? Did you know that people have lived in the area since Palaeolithic times? Not many people know that Christianity in Sussex started here with the landing of St Wilfrid in 681. This event will be a fascinating. . .
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Sussex Coastline and its role in history - Mark Perry-Nash

29 May 2019, 19:30

St George’s Parish Centre, Cleveland Road,PO19 7AD

Mark is a well known historian and will explore the history of the Sussex coastline. . . .

Walk like a Roman

30 May 2019, 18:00 - 19:30

Chichester PO19 1JW

Chichester’s walls date from the 3rd century. They were built by the Romans to defend this prosperous town against coastal raiders. As part of Chichester’s Roman Week join us for an elevated stroll around the city walls and find out why the Roman gates were reconstructed in 1911. £5. 00. . .
Illness of world leaders
History has been affected by illness and personal psychological characteristics of world leaders. Robert Palmer describes how illness affected Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Anthony Eden, with personality disorder of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Trump and Putin to name a few! How different things might have been. Chosen Charity CHASE Africa –. . .
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