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Phil Hewitt

Chichester Then and Now

Chichester Then and Now

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In words and pictures, Chichester:Then and Now vividly shows how the city has developed and is developing still. Published in conjunction with the Chichester Observer.

With its Roman heritage and wealth of Georgian architecture, Chichester is a gem of a city, rightly proud of its history. But it is also a vibrant city very much living in the modern day.

In this book, historic images and current views are juxtaposed to show the way in which Chichester has sometimes stood still and sometimes changed almost beyond recognition.

A mediaeval market town with livestock in the streets and a rich mix of ancient industries has become a modern city conscious of the legacy it must preserve.

With more than 100 photographs, Chichester: Then And Now offers a visual feast for anyone interested in social history, with relevance way beyond West Sussex

About the Author

Phil Hewitt was brought up in Gosport, where he attended Bay House School. He later gained a first-class honours degree in modern languages and a doctorate in early 20th century French theatre from Oxford University.

Phil joined The Chichester Observer in 1990 and became the newspaper’s arts editor four years later.He is now also arts editor for The Observer’s sister papers, The West Sussex Gazette and TheWest Sussex CountyTimes.

Phil lives in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire,with his wife Fiona and children Adam and Laura. A keen runner, he has completed marathons in London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Dublin and Amsterdam. He also plays squash and badminton.

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