Reluctant to Reform

Reluctant to Reform

Although the tempestuous political atmosphere of the last few months has now died down, the desire for political reform is still rumbling on amongst disappointed voters. Yes, it is difficult to understand that the country is to be run by a party which garnered just...
Conventicles – Secret Religious Meetings

Conventicles – Secret Religious Meetings

What was a conventicle? I really should have used this strangely evocative word in the description of the murder of Richard Habin in South Street, because it sums up precisely those meetings that he so enjoyed spying on! Very simply, a conventicle was a secret or...
Attack in South Street ….

Attack in South Street ….

Whilst carrying out research for my new walking tour of South Street – Commerce, Church and Crime I discovered, with a little help from a friend, some far more interesting details about a murder than I had previously really known. As long as it happened...
New Pizza Place in Chichester

New Pizza Place in Chichester

Wildwood – a pizza chain that has just opened in South Street is located in a beautiful building that was built in 1835 for the Chichester branch of the Mechanics Institute. Designed by architect John Elliott, who also did much work at Goodwood House, the...
Richmond House, Whitehall

Richmond House, Whitehall

This is view of Richmond House, the Department for Health, located at 79 Whitehall, London. Did you know that this is the site of one of the grandest houses of the 18th Century? Of course, the name gives it away… The previous Richmond House was designed by Lord...
Charles, 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon

Charles, 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon

Being the owner of the Gordon Estate in Scotland was of huge importance to the 7th Duke of Richmond. He loved nothing better than every summer, after the final day of Glorious Goodwood, the whole family plus the servants would decamp and spend the summer at the...