#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

#EnglishTourismWeek19: Behind the scenes of a Chichester Tour Guide

Our series of blogs for #EnglishTourismWeek19 celebrates all that’s great about the Chichester region. This time, Craig Gershater of Chichester Tour Guides (and also Chairman of Visit Chichester!) gives us a snapshot of how he became a tour guide. I saw an advert in the local Cambridge City newspaper about an upcoming one-year course to become a qualified tourist guide. As a dyed-in-the-wool research scientist over many years I realised that I was pretty much a ‘nerd’ with not many outside interests like art, history, architecture. I was accepted onto the course, which was very tough, with...
Posted on March 26th 2019Category: Blog

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