Wildfowling in Chichester Harbour: by Ian Hutchinson (Hutch).
Wildfowling in Chichester Harbour
by Ian Hutchinson (Hutch)
13th May 2020 19:30
This talk takes place in conjunction with the exhibition that runs from 8th to 31st May in the Rudkin Room. Ian Hutchinson (Hutch) former Chairman of Emsworth and District Wildfowlers and Conservation Association expands on the theme of Steven Borland’s exhibition based on his recent published book “Mud Pattens in the Morning: a History of Wildfowling in Chichester Harbour”.
Hutch will discuss the historical and present day pursuit of wildfowling and not only the techniques and equipment used but also why people undertook such an arduous method of procuring a meal. We will hear about some of the characters involved, both professional and gentleman gunners and will find out about mud patterns and how to use them. Hutch has been a member of Chichester Wildfowlers since 1969 and so is well qualified to tell us about the formation of Chichester Harbour Wildfowlers Association and their award winning conservation activities. Hutch is passionate about wildfowling and conservation and is also a keen wildlife photographer.
Talks are held at the Mountford Rooms. Emsworth Community Centre. North Street. Emsworth PO10 7DD Tickets are available on the door and doors open at 7pm. EM&HT Members £3 Non members £4 Advance tickets can also be purchased from the Museum by appointment on Thursday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm.
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