Welcome back to West Witterings

The kids are back at school and temperatures are dropping. Sumer holiday makers are heading home and for most, things are returning to normal. As traffic eases, locals are heading back to the shorelines to enjoy the open spaces, salty air and sea views. Witterings is a popular hot spot in the summer for holiday makers, but this is the season when you can enjoy a little piece of it to yourself without the roaring crowds. Last weekend I ventured down the A286, with trepidation initially as the sun tried to push its way through the clouds. Hurrah, no sign of traffic or queues, an easy journey...
Posted on September 14th 2018Category: Blog

Chichester's Secret Garden

Steeped in history, Chichester’s city centre has lots to offer the explorer to checks around every corner and takes every path or passage way just to see what’s there. The Cathedral grounds dominate the historic quarter and most of them are open to visitors, including a hidden gem, Bishop’s Palace Gardens. Nestled within the old city walls, the gardens are secluded and benefit of the backdrop of the Cathedral soaring spire. In recent years the gardens have been restored by the Friends of Bishop's Palace Garden have worked closely with the council to develop the project. Water features, new...
Posted on September 05th 2018Category: Blog

Afternoon Tea week - where will you have yours?

Is there a more British thing to do than to take afternoon tea? And where better to take it than in Chichester, one of the South's most beautiful and historic cities. Afternoon tea was invented by Anna, seventh Duchess of Bedford when she was a little peckish one afternoon during the long break between lunch and dinner. She ask for some bread and butter, tea andcake to be bought to her room. It became a habit, and she began intiving her friends to join her for 'Afternoon Tea'. This week is national Afternoon Tea Week, so why not try out some of Chichester's offerings: Patisseria Valerie Why...
Posted on August 15th 2018Category: Blog

A history of Goodwood Racecourse

Racing season is upon us and ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is getting underway this week. Goodwood racecourse, nestled on the edge of the South Downs just north of Chichester, has been established for over 200 years. Known as the sport of kings, the Duke of Richmond introduced the course to the estate for the benefit of the officers of the Sussex Militia,, or which he was Colonel, in 1802. The course was originally known at ‘The Harroway’ and is renowned as the World’s most beautiful racecourse. We can certainly see why! With the South Downs as its backdrop, the course is set in rolling countryside. To...
Posted on July 29th 2018Category: Blog

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