The Amazing Artefacts at Worthing Museum

The Amazing Artefacts at Worthing Museum

Today I meet James Sainsbury, Archaeologist & Operations, Adur & Worthing Councils, at Worthing Museum. I am here to explore some of the ancient artefacts discovered from important sites such as Highdown Hill, Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury. James has kindly agreed to take me to those locations later in the year and show me some […]

The Witch in the Ditch – Tales of Olde Sussex

The Witch in the Ditch - Tales of Olde Sussex

The legend told of an old woman that turned travellers into stone so that she could build a house for herself, and so it was … Here I present another of Philip Mercer’s many yarns from Tales of Olde Sussex published in 1834 – a gruesome murder from a thieving stonemason’s apprentice in Five oaks, […]

Exploring Duncton – The Site of St Mary’s

Exploring Duncton - The Site of St Mary's

I am continuing my exploration of the rural West Sussex village of Duncton, a few miles south of Petworth and about thirteen from Chichester. Today I am joined by John Mayes, local historian, and we are examining the history of the first church in the village. St Mary’s is no longer there, although the churchyard […]

A Visit to Tuxlith Chapel in Milland West Sussex

A Visit to Tuxlith Chapel in Milland West Sussex

Today I have teamed up with Kevin Hall to visit Tuxlith Chapel in Milland, a tiny religious house tucked behind the towering Victorian St Lukes Church. We are playing detectives, looking at the interior features and speculating on the original construction, and that goes for the incredible invasive moss in the graveyard too. We hope […]