#EnglishTourismWeek19: Bill Martin of the Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. In this entry Bill Martin from the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group explains how we can while away a few hours exploring the highlights of the Selsey, including its Blue Plaques: There are many sights to see in and around Selsey, and on the Manhood Peninsula as a whole. Be sure to see the Railway Carriage homes as you explore the town of Selsey itself – originating from various Railway lines, these carriages arrived in the 1930s and helped to meet the ever-growing demand for accommodation...
Posted on April 03rd 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. In this entry from The Spread Eagle's General Manager, Sarah Stacey, explains the hotel's history and what's at the heart of the hotel's ethos. A brief history : The history of The Spread Eagle Hotel is a living history of England. It is a story shaped by the people who have slept beneath our ancient (and uneven) roofs - royalty, the nobility, the famous and the infamous - for nearly six centuries. The Spread Eagle was built in 1430, just before Joan of Arc was burned at the stake and 20...
Posted on April 03rd 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Petworth Antiques Market

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. This time, Kathryn Mandry, Market Manager at Petworth Antiques Market gives us a taste of the wonderful world of Antiques dealing. You can walk through the centuries in the historical town of Petworth, although the Antiques Market that I run started in 1967, the same year that I was born! It was a partnership for the first 5 years between Dealers Diana Souster & Doris Rayment , in a smaller building. Petworth Antiques Market opened in East Street in 1972, chosen for its increased space...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Edes House

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. This entry from Kim Wright, Events Manager at Edes House gives us a peek into one of the city’s most recognisable buildings. Having trained in hospitality and with a background in hotels the thought of being part of a team at Edes House in Chichester was very appealing indeed! Edes House is a grade 1 listed building dating back to 1696 and is situated on West Street. The house was originally built for John Edes, however as he died before it was finished, his wife Hannah was the first...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

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