Any readers of the ‘Chichester Observer’ for May 30th will have seen an article about the updated Pevsner guide to Sussex (now divided into two volumes, East and West). The West Sussex volume is now on sale and is a wonderful resource for all those interested in the area. Furthermore it is of particular interest to CLHS members as Alan Green, Programme Secretary, official sound level checker at all meetings and author of several works on Chichester, was asked to contribute towards the volume and, of course, did so.
A discount code to allow the purchase of this volume will be appearing shortly on this blog, thanks to our Chairman.
May 18:30 The
Novium “D-Day Aviation in West Sussex”
from The Novium
May 19:00 West
Sussex Records Office “D-Day 75: West
Sussex” Alan Readman
from West Sussex Records Office
University of Chichester featuring talks from:
& Nigel Peachey, “Reliving D-Day in
the Tangmere Ops Room”
Hooley (Tangmere) “10 Things you didn’t
know about D-Day”
Clive Webb (Sussex) “Occupied Sussex: The
American Presence during the Second World War”
Blackwood (Chichester) “How RAF Tangmere
Prepared for D-Day”
Andrew Smith (Chichester) “Ten year on:
the 1954 D-Day Commemoration in Normandy”
Alwyn Turner (Chichester) “Jugglers at
the Cenotaph: the 50th anniversaries of D-Day/VE Day”
June New Park
Cinema, Screening of “The Longest Day”
(1962) Time to be confirmed
Tickets New Park
Information concerning the University of Chichester’s programme of events in connection with the D-Day commemoration will be posted here over the weekend ~ watch this space!
In remembrance of a little church
Seventy-two years ago, on the 30th of this month, the West Sussex Gazette recorded that the Church known as St Peter the Less in North Street ‘one of the pre-Reformation “little churches of Chichester” has now been demolished’. This church stood where the Lakeland store now stands and its memory only marked by the name of St Peter’s Street that runs beside that store. Apparently the bell (which carried upon it the date of 1580) was moved to an unnamed church in Crawley whilst the remains of those who had been interred there were moved and reinterred elsewhere. Local historian, and CLHS member, Alan Green is writing about all the little churches of Chichester even as this blog appears!
Welcome to a new venture from the Chichester Local History Society. This blog will be a place where occasional articles, historical facts (if there are such things) and points of interest will be posted as the whim takes us. Don’t expect much in terms of regularity especially at the moment when we are just coming to the end of the Society’s season. That said, if you have an idle moment, it might be worth getting yourself a biscuit and a cup of tea and checking back to see if anything has changed.