History and Heritage in the Chichester area

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ordered markets

From Ordured Streets to Ordered Sales Rings

21 October, 18:30

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester

The Livestock Markets of Chichester. This illustrated talk by local historian and author, Alan Green, explores the long history of livestock markets in Chichester and the long battle to get those markets removed from the main streets to a purpose-built market place in Eastgate Square, a facility that closed down. . .
ghost stories
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Ghost Stories from Priory Park

25 October

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester

Perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit. For this totally immersive ghost walk, you will be lead around the Park, in the shadow of the North Walls, before being summoned to appear before the Judge, who is hearing the trial of the Hawkhurst Gang the murderous and infamous smuggling gang. . .
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Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the museum, with fun family activity packs and turn into an explorer following our pumpkin trail. Autumn is a beautiful time to step outside, explore the natural world around us and restore a sense of calmness into our busy lives even. . .
This October half term we will be creating a horribly-exciting experience for our visitors pumpkins wont be our main focus, no they are too nice and bright! Instead, learn about the not-so-nice-things that people (including children) had to eat, smell, experience or do as a job or household task in. . .
cowdray heritage
Experience Cowdray Ruins at night and hear the stories and legends of Cowdray’s Historical past. Join living history specialist Paul Ullson on a fascinating walk and talk tour around Cowdray Ruins. Paul will lead you to the front of Cowdray Ruins and inside the Tudor Kitchen during his tale (please. . .

Fire & Light

6 - 7 November, 10:30 - 16:00

Today we can come home to a house that can often be heated quickly, with the means to cook rapidly and light at the flick of a switch. A walk through the Museum during this weekend will give a better idea of how homes in the past were lit and. . .
WEA design history tutor Prassanajit de Silva looks at the 1851 exhibition at Crystal Palace. £11. 25. Course ref C3747199. . . .
Come and visit the Museum over the 3 & 4 December to delve into the past and learn how our ancestors prepared for Christmas through the ages. Immerse yourself in all things festive, with live demonstrations and activities for all to enjoy. From music in the tin tabernacle, food demonstrations. . .
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Crafts heritage

Tree Dressing

5 December, 10:30 - 16:00

Weald & Downland Living Museum

Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. On Sunday, 5 December we will be holding a slightly adapted version of the Museum’s annual Tree Dressing event. We invite you to bring a pre-decorated jam jar lantern and an optional. . .
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