Chichester Harbour celebrates 50 years in latest guide

Chichester Harbour, picture by Louise Adams
Chichester Harbour, picture by Louise Adams

A CELEBRATORY issue of the Chichester Harbour News and Guide is now available.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary as an area of outstanding natural beauty, the magazine will reflect on the history of the designation in 2014, as well as looking at the challenges ahead.

Pieter Montyn, chairman of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, said: “I’m sure local people and visitors alike will enjoy reading this issue of the Harbour News.

“I particularly enjoyed Geoffrey Palmer’s trip down memory lane to a sailing adventure he had as a boy in the 1950s and Janet McMeekin’s article on learning to kayak in Chichester Harbour.’”

Siún Cranny, director of the conservancy, added: “The Harbour News is a useful reference document, including items such as tide tables and navigation guidance, complemented by a number of entertaining and informative articles.

“The demands of a busy harbour and a fragile environment require careful balance. This year’s Harbour News, marking an important milestone in our development, celebrates our achievements in this respect and recognises the commitment of many who have provided support and worked with us over many years.”

The magazine is free and can be picked up from the harbour offices at Itchenor or Emsworth, local libraries and tourist offices.

The magazine also features interviews with authors who have used the harbour as a location in their work.