History and Heritage in the Chichester area

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Visit Amberley Museum on the 21 st of August and learn all about how communications have evolved. See a variety of displays and demonstrations from staff and volunteers, all about the history and mechanics of communications. Visitors can also explore a collection of commercial vehicles on display across the museum. . . .
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Did you know there’s a dragon in the woods at the Weald & Downland Living Museum? Dont worry, hes friendly and along with his mini-beast friends has lots to teach you about life in the woods. Once inside the Museum, enjoy a feast of free, forest themed activities this summer. . . .
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Crafts heritage Outdoors

Knucker the Dragon Nature School

30 August - 1 September, 11:00 - 16:00

Did you know there’s a dragon in the woods at the Weald & Downland Living Museum? Dont worry, hes friendly and along with his mini-beast friends has lots to teach you about life in the woods. Once inside the Museum, enjoy a feast of free, forest themed activities this summer. . . .
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Crafts heritage

Historic Life Weekend

3 - 4 September, 10:30 - 18:00

Woven Through Time The Mastery Of Basketry. Part of a series of Historic Life Weekends at Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester, Woven Through Time looks at the global tradition of basket making. Discover the history of baskets, see basket making demonstrations using different materials such as willow basketry. . .
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Historic Life Weekend

17 - 18 September, 10:30 - 18:00

The Long And Short Of It The History Of Hair, Hats And Head Coverings. How someone wears their hair is part of their self-expression, and at different times in the past various conventions or expectations led to specific styles and head coverings. The Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester. . .
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Inside Enigma

23 September, 18:00 - 19:00

| Bassil Shippam Centre

Bill Coombes will explain the workings and modern versions of the Enigma, he will bring a homebuilt Enigma Machine with instructions to produce encoded messages!. Chosen Charity: St Wilfrid’s Hospice who provide palliative care in the hospice and community. Free entry with retiring collection for the speaker’s chosen charity. . . .
Lynda Hunter will tell the tale of how the Chichester Canal came about, it uses, aspirations, finances and failure of our Canal leading up to its current success and future plans. Chosen Charity: Chichester Ship Canal Trust which undertakes the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the canal for the public. . .
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Crafts heritage

The WOW Factor

27 October, 18:00 - 19:00

| Bassil Shippam Centre

Jose Pound, who was the designer of the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral in 2014 and 2018, will talk about achieving the WOW factor to excite arrangers and visitors alike. Chosen Charity: St Mary’s The Virgin Church at Apuldram- Grade I listed church of magical quality, blending so well. . .
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Charlton Hunt

1 December, 18:00 - 19:00

Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, PO19 7LG

Richard Pailthorpe will talk on the17th century the tiny village of Charlton which became famous for its hunting and attracted the 1st Duke of Richmond to purchase Goodwood. He will trace the history of the Charlton Hunt and surviving building. Speaker’s Chosen Charity: Sussex Heritage Trust established to preserve, improve,. . .
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