One man’s back garden – the story of Hotham Park (Ticketed)

Tuesday 26 July 2016
Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.

The talk

Sir Richard Hotham laid the foundation stone of Bognor in the 1780’s and built his home within large grounds. They have been used in a variety of ways by numerous private owners. Following the Second World War and the death of the last private owner, the grounds became known as Hotham Park, the town’s central recreation area.

The speaker

Sylvia Endacott, is currently resident in her adopted home town of Bognor Regis where she arrived over 30 years ago. Sylvia joined the local history society and thus researched the towns history. She has written numerous history books, provided talks to a variety or organisations and appeared on various radio programmes.

Participant information

All talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1–1½ hours, with tea, coffee & cake available between 6pm-6.30pm in Crawley Hall.


£12 per person, £10 for Museum Friends, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers


To book call 01243 811021 or download our booking form here.