Midhurst Magazine

Spring 2021

We have now (8 May 2021) taken delivery of the 2021 Spring Issue of Midhurst Magazine, no 33.  In our humble (and unbiased) opinion, it is stunning!  Our thanks go to Julia of Hooli Design, who has taken our magazine to a new level.  As usual, the contents cover a variety of subjects of interest to anyone with connections to Midhurst District.

The magazines will appear in the usual outlets and in the letterboxes of subscribers over the next week or so.

Copies can be ordered for £5.00 (including P&P) for delivery in the UK.
Pay by cheque or by bank transfer to
The Midhurst Society: NatWest Bank, A/c 55029787, sort code 60-14-22 (quote surname and postcode as reference)

In either case, let us know at: MidhurstSociety@bigger-picture.co.uk
or
The Midhurst Society
1 Gilbert Hannam Close
Midhurst
GU29 9FY

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We are now considering articles for Autumn 2021.

Just one criterion:  It needs to be of interest to people living in the Midhurst District.

We will consider prose, poetry, fiction, book reviews, photos, and paintings; historical or current; humorous or serious.

We also welcome suggestions.  Tell us what you like/dislike about previous issues.  Tell us what you'd like to see in future issues.




Autumn 2020

Copies can be ordered for £5.00 (including P&P) for delivery in the UK.
Pay by cheque or by bank transfer to
The Midhurst Society: NatWest Bank, A/c 55029787, sort code 60-14-22 (quote surname and postcode as reference)

In either case, let us know at: MidhurstSociety@bigger-picture.co.uk
or
The Midhurst Society
1 Gilbert Hannam Close
Midhurst
GU29 9FY
 

CONTENTS:

3. Midhurst in Lockdown by Jess Brown-Fuller

7. Bridget's Midhurst Meanderings by Bridget Howard

9. Midhurst Rugby Football Club by Simon Flint & Peter Jones

12. Memories of a Circus Performer by Colin Tuffnel

14. Walking with Richard by Richard Williamson

16. Egg Terrorists by Bert Lamb

19. Quiz: All Things Midhurstian

20. Meet the Committee by Pat Wallace

22. Sussex Wayfarer by David Johnston

25. Artist Gordon Beningfield by Peter Sydenham

26. Ice House Memories (various authors)

29. Stedham School Dragon by George Gilder

30. Midhurst Remembered by David Percy

31. Planning Progress by Keith Tregunna

33. Projects & Campaigns by Harvey Tordoff

35. Letter from the Chair by Mike Balmforth

36. Quiz Answers

37. Membership Application Form


Spring 2020

Midhurst Magazine (Spring 2020, No. 31) celebrates our 60th anniversary and is bigger than usual.  60 pages in all.  Many of the articles are about changes in Midhurst in those 60 years, but there are some current topics as well.


Copies can be ordered for £5.00 (including P&P) for delivery in the UK.
Pay by cheque or by bank transfer to
The Midhurst Society: NatWest Bank, A/c 55029787, sort code 60-14-22 (quote surname and postcode as reference)

In either case, let us know at: MidhurstSociety@bigger-picture.co.uk
or
The Midhurst Society
1 Gilbert Hannam Close
Midhurst
GU29 9FY

Contents:
 4    The Society's Founders
 6     Looking Back over 60 Years
12    Bridget Howard talks about Shopping
14    Richard Williamson walks in Kingley Vale
16    A Poem about the Kingley Vale Yews
18    Book Review: Day Walks on the South Downs
20    Meet the Committee: Michael de Jong-Smith
22    Schoolboy -and later Farmer - talks about Farming
25    David Percy remembers Grandma's House
26    Aerial Views of Midhurst in 1986
28    Driving an electric car in Midhurst
30    Which is the Old Market House?
31    ICI in Fernhurst
32    Stoolball in Midhurst
34    Quiz
35    Midhurst Garden Club
36    First Aid for Children
38    Yarn Bombers in Midhurst
40    The Crown Hotel remembered
42    Peter Sydenham remembers
44    Midhurst Map: 1967
45    Michael Foot's visit: 1961
46    Projects and Campaigns
51    Planning Issues
56    A Letter from the Chairman
58    Society Talks
59    Membership Application Form

Read or download a digital version of this issue  here




Autumn 2019

The Autumn 2019 Issue of the Midhurst Magazine (No. 30) is still available, featuring articles on the Park House Hotel, Archery in Midhurst; and the shipwreck-hunter in Rumbolds Hill; and we ask 'Does Midhurst have a traffic problem?'.


Copies can be ordered for £4.00 (including P&P) for delivery in the UK. Send details with cheque to:
The Midhurst Society
1 Gilbert Hannam Close
Midhurst
GU29 9FY

Read or download a digital version of this issue here





Spring 2019

Our Spring 2019 issue (No. 29) marks a change of format.  Over the previous years issues have been themed, a small number of pages, with photos in black & white.  This issue has variety, history, and current happenings; it is longer with photos in colour.

For a list of contents   click here.  

Print copies can be ordered for £4.00 (including P&P) for delivery in the UK. Send details with cheque to:
The Midhurst Society
1 Gilbert Hannam Close
Midhurst
GU29 9FY

Read or download a digital version of this issue here.


Autumn 2018

Our Autumn Magazine (Issue No.28) marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, with articles on the monuments erected afterwards, prisoners-of-war in West Sussex, and some of the local men who lost their lives.

A small number of copies is still available.  Contact:

chair@midhurstsociety.org.uk
 

 

 


Indices

The Midhurst Magazine has been produced for many years in various forms and explores subjects past and present relating to Midhurst and nearby parishes. Some recent issues are still available.  Contact us for further information.

An index of subject matter from 2004 to 2018 can be found on this   List of Contents (with grateful thanks to Sue Edwards).  Covers of back issues   15 to 20 and   21 to 26 can also be downloaded as PDFs.

 

Indices of earlier issues can be found on the web site of West Sussex Record Office at http://185.121.204.173/SearchOnline/Overview.aspx


Adrian Hill's Angel

Issue no 20 from 2014 features on the front cover a reproduction of the cartoon of the Angel drawn by Adrian Hill.  It is one of the few assets owned by The Midhurst Society.  You can read about it here   View PDF

And you can listen to Adrian Hill talking to Brian Johnson in his cottage by Cowdray Ruins on Down Your Way in 1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YR7wYrWS5w&t=6s