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October 2019

Ahead of Her Time: An Illustrated Talk by Eileen Colwell

26 October @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Harriet Johnson Centre, Loose Lane
Sompting, West Sussex BN15 0BG United Kingdom
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At a meeting held in the very building where Harriet Johnson taught, local historian Eileen Colwell draws on national and local archives to illustrate the career of this remarkable teacher. Refreshments will be provided for after the talk. From 1897 to 1910, a small Sussex village achieved national acclaim (and some international recognition) because of the innovative teaching of Harriet Johnson, headteacher of Sompting School. While most Victorian schoolchildren sat silently at their desks, learning lessons by rote and being…

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November 2019

WSAS Workshop – The Landscape of Chichester

9 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Sussex Record Office, 3 Orchard Street
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1DB United Kingdom
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED This workshop will explore each quadrant of the City of Chichester and look at the layout and buildings within the walls from the 16th to the 20th centuries.  Original documents will be used to explore the activities that took place there and to demonstrate why it looks like it does today. 10.00am – 10.30am Coffee 10.30am – 10.40am Introduction 10.40am – 11.15am The Lay-out of the City and the Walls 11.15am – 11.45am Shops…

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