History and Heritage in the Chichester area

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To coincide with the nationwide Festival of Archaeology, the Weald & Downland Living Museum will have a weekend of demonstrations and displays relating to the finds that have been left from the fascinating Saxon era. Alongside displays of pottery, textiles and other elements of everyday life, listen to readings in. . .
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Join Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton for a relaxed opening this summer. On two mornings (Tuesday, 30 July and Thursday, 22 August) they will be opening their doors from 9am. This is designed for visitors who prefer a quieter visit, and a time when there are no dogs. . .
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Illustrated talk by local historian and author, Alan Green on the lost churches of St Peter the Less, St Martin, All Saints, St Olave & St Andrew, which had all closed by 1953. This talk tells us about some of the churches that no longer exist in the city center. . . .
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Join Weald & Downland Living Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest. Over the course of this weekend you can find out about the harvesting season, starting from June until the Autumn. Find out more about the time of the year that different produce. . .
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Celebrating every mode of transport from our four legged friends to the invention of the combustion engine, this two day Summer event will be packed with horse displays, an army of steam engines, World War vehicles and classic cars to name just a few; not to mention lots of family. . .
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Bishops, Sex and Money a presentation by Tony Stratford

28 August, 19:30

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

Tony Stratford was a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at the Tower of London. . . .
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One of a series of workshops for family and local historians. Tickets: £7. 50 (non-refundable) – please book in advance. . . .
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Some Transatlantic Ties: William Penn’s West Sussex Connections

24 September, 19:00 - 21:00

West Sussex Record Office

Talk by Martin Hayes. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments provided. . . .
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Getting more from the Census

25 September, 19:30

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

Find out more about searching, exploring and analysing the information you can glean from the various census. Heather Sheeley is a local family history expert. . . .
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One of a series of workshops for family and local historians. Tickets: £7. 50 (non-refundable) – please book in advance. . . .
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Elizabethan Chichester

29 October, 19:00 - 21:00

West Sussex Record Office

Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments provided. . . .
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Coroners' Inquests a talk by Tony Bevis

30 October, 19:30

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

Tony Bevis is a SFHG member and will tell us about his research into Coroners’ Inquests. An information source that may have been overlooked. . . .
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One of a series of workshops for family and local historians. Tickets: £7. 50 (non-refundable) – please book in advance. . . .
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Talk by Dr David Muggleton on pubs and brewing in West Sussex. Limited places, £8, ring 01243 753602 to book. . . .
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"The Butler's Christmas" John Dine

27 November, 19:15 - 15:58

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

Petworth’s Victorian Butler. A talk by Dr Bob France. Bob France will give this seasonal based talk “in costume”. . . .
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Talk by Alan Green. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments provided. . . .
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