The maritime trade of Elizabethan Chichester (Ticketed) FULL

Thursday 09 June 2016
Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.

The talk

Economically Chichester was part of the surrounding countryside – it provided a market twice a week, and in turn it acquired wealth from the farming and industry which surrounded it. The talk looks at the materials going in and out of its port – wine, salt, grain, fruit, spices, glassware and timber. Cloth was sent all over the western world. We also look at the documents which tell us about the port’s shipping, and the way in which the authorities tried to control the trade.

The speaker

Caroline Adams is a fully qualified and registered archivist, and is a member of the Archives and Records Association. Her PhD from the University of Chichester focused on Elizabeth I’s visit to West Sussex in 1591. She is now a freelance archivist and historian after retiring as Senior Archivist at West Sussex Record Office.

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.