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Safety at Sea: The History of Beachy Head Lighthouse & The History of Selsey Lifeboat Station

3 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Christopher Whittick will reveal the stories of the building of both the original lighthouse, Belle Tout, and the current Beachy Head lighthouse. Christopher has recently retired from the East Sussex Record Office where he was County Archivist.

For the second talk of the afternoon, we will hear from Dave Fotheringham about the establishment, 155 years ago, of the first lifeboat at Selsey and of the subsequent evolution of Chichester’s most local lifeboat station. Dave has been associated with the Selsey lifeboat for many years and is the author of a recently published book on the subject.

The talks begin at 2:30 pm

£4 members / £6 non-members

Tea/coffee and biscuits included – places are limited so early application is advised.

To book yourself a place, please print this booking form.
Please note, we do not issue tickets or receipts for booking slips received.


3 May
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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West Sussex Record Office
3 Orchard Street
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1DB United Kingdom
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