Chichester: An Illustrated History
Ken Green's densely illustrated history of Chichester gives a fascinating account of the varied and surprising events, personalities and wider developments that created the town of the present day.
In a series of vivid historical snapshots, he takes the reader through thousands of years of history, from the earliest known prehistoric settlement to the thriving but well-preserved town of today.
He writes of the castle and the cathedral and the medieval layout of the town's streets, which still survives. Recent developments are described too - hospitals, schools, churches, chapels, Victorian terraces, modern estates, the railway and modern roads.
At the same time he gives a telling insight into the significant events and individuals who shaped the town's history.
His book is illustrated with hundreds of photographs, maps and drawings from the author's collection, from the Chichester Observer and the West Sussex Record Office.
About the Author
Ken Green's interest in the history of the City of Chichester started when he was a pupil at the Chichester High School. The subject has captivated him ever since, during which time he has written a number of books and many newspaper articles on the city.
Until his recent retirement Ken worked locally as a building and planning consultant, a job that enabled him to become acquainted with many of the historic buildings in the district.
In 1986, Ken and his wife Sheila together founded the Chichester Local History Society. He served as secretary for the society's first 12 years. They were both made honorary life members in 1990.