St George’s Day lunch helps mark Great War centenary

A patriotic St George’s Day lunch in Arundel helped raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes.

Remains of a typical operational base in dense woodland

Sussex’s secret resistance during the Second World War

Until the early 1990s, few people were aware of the Second World War Home Guard auxiliary units and even fewer were aware of their real purpose.

A former Worthing Motor Services bus from 1914, one of the vehicles used for rides at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre today

Museum looks forward to a season of celebration for 40th year

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is preparing for a season of celebration to mark its 40th year.

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Arundel Walking Tours has gone from strength to strength, adapting for the benefit of guests and offering a variety of ways to discover the history of the town

History brought to life with turn-up-and-go tours

Postman Martin Alderton has turned his love for Arundel into a thriving business.

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Video: Goodwood’s tribute to the horses that served in the Great War

As part of this year’s Remembrance Day, Goodwood Racecourse released a video tribute to the horses used by military forces during the First World War.

Robert Burgon, master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, presenting Phil Mead with the industry heritage award

Plumbing heritage award honour

Museum volunteer Phil Mead has received a prestigious heritage award for services to the plumbing industry.

Handley Page aircraft

Chichester district’s important role in the Great War to be revealed

The important role of American fighter pilots based at Tangmere and Ford aerodromes during World War I will be revealed at a conference hosted by the University of Chichester next week.

The official handover to Southwold Railway Trust. Picture: Peter Edgeler

New home found for rare locomotive

Rare but rusting steam locomotive Scaldwell is to be restored to its former glory.


History was written in the cards

Bygone Bognor is a phrase often used and of course it can mean so many things to so many people, according to their age.

Bognor post office

First class look at early days of the postal service

Do we really know about the postal service here in Bognor Regis?

Compared to the box when the volunteers commenced this project, it looks stunning

Arundel telephone box restored to former glory

Two hard-working volunteers were definitely on the right lines when they devoted hours of labour to restoring the traditional telephone box in Arundel to its former glory.

An engraving of the court at Chichester Cathedral, engraved by R H Nibbs in 1860, and inset, author Peter Wilkinson. Pictures: West Sussex Record Office

Witchcraft and road rage found in 400-year-old court records

Road rage and witchcraft are among the fascinating court records from the early 1600s which have been translated in a new book.

Max Aitken, left, watches as his No. 601 Squadron Hurricane is refuelled at Tangmere during the Battle of Britain.

The honourable Sir Max Aitken

The Honourable Sir John William Maxwell ‘Max’ Aitken was the son of the Canadian newspaper magnate and businessman William Aitken, the 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Churchill’s Minister of Aircraft Production.

The Swallow Brewery in Queen Street, c1880, prior to the building of the larger chimney

The Constable family and the history of Swallow Brewery

Historian Mark Phillips delves into the archives to find out more about the Arundel brewery and a connection to a famous English artist.

A photograph from Bognor Regis Grammar School, taken in May 1967

Class of ’66 reunion planned

School friends from a unique year in Bognor Regis are planning a 50-year reunion.

An advert for Staley's

From Bobby’s to Bon Marché - shopping in Bognor

Each week we talk about things, places, buildings. This time I thought I would talk more about a shop.

The 20-year old Pilot Officer Selway arrived at Tangmere in September 1929 .

The magnificent aerial adventures of Sir Anthony ‘Mark’ Selway

Anthony – always known as Mark in the Royal Air Force – Selway arrived in September 1929 at RAF Tangmere, his first posting after Cranwell.

Letters home from the Front in 1914

Letters from the Front on a frosty Christmas morning

The Christmas truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend.

Martin Venables

Martin Venables: A man of art and nature

This week I will take a look at the life and works of a man for whom the time before the 1700s was of particular interest.

The Royal Oak pub ' before it was painted pink

About Bersted: well known when Bognor was just a babe

According to the 1807 guide ‘The origin & description of Bognor or Hothamton and an account of some adjacent villages,’ South Berstead (note the spelling) is: “A village to the north of Bognor, at the distance of about a mile.

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