Emsworth Arts Trail

Ben Timmis will be displaying his photographs during all 5 days of the Art Trail: April 22nd, 23rd, 29th 30th, and May 1stHe originally spent 4 months in a professional darkroom learning traditional photographic development and enlarging techniques before turning to digital photography in 2003.He is a semi-retired Consultant Radiologist and has been taking photographs...

Talk – Portsmouth – Harlots, Dung and Glory

Emsworth Community Centre North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

An illustrated talk by Andrew Negus The Portsmouth talk is in four parts, and covers the origin and development of the settlement from 1100 until today. Naturally its history is closely related to the growth of the Royal Navy and the Navy’s part in making the UK the most powerful country in the world by...

£5

Exhibition – Coastal Archaeology (Archaeology on the Coastal Plain)

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

The increasingly extreme weather is eroding our coastline revealing features of historic interest which are then swept away. Chichester and District Archaeology Society runs regular monitoring programmes to record these changes. This exhibition looks at some of the revealed features (Bronze Age to Tudor) as well as outcomes from other projects that CDAS has undertaken...

Emsworth Museum Walks

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Summer Walks Where: Guided 1½ to 2 hour walks looking at the history of Emsworth When: Wednesday evenings 7th June, 5th July and 9th August Cost: £5 per head Meet: at Emsworth Museum in North Street by 6.15 pm. Walks must be booked in advance but can be paid for on the evening. Please email walks@emsworthmuseum.org.uk to...

£5

Treasure Hunt

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

After a break of several years, due principally to the pandemic, the annual Treasure Hunt will return on Wednesday 21st June 2023, starting around 7.00pm. Teams of 1-4 pedestrians will follow a route round Emsworth, guided by written instructions. There will be a number of questions to be answered on the way. The winning team...

Exhibition – Extreme Weather (1963 and 1987)

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Photographs from the Museum collection and also from Bernie Gudge's own albums show the effects of the 1963 long cold winter that started on New Year's Eve in 1962 and lasted until the following March with rivers, ponds and the harbour frozen. Also on display will be pictures of the devastation and damage caused by...

Demonstration – Rope Making

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Rope making was a thriving industry in Emsworth for more than 200 years. Christopher Day is recorded as having a rope making business here in 1714. The manufacture of cordage was a profitable concern in the days of wooden ships and sail but sadly no industrial rope making exists in the town today. The industry...

Exhibition – Past and Present Visual Marks

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Exhibition “Past and Present Visual Marks” by Elizabeth Saunders / Visual Marks Textile Group

Exhibition – Ripping Yarns and the Tale of the Forgotten Author – The Story of Percy F. Westerman

Emsworth Museum 10b North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

An exhibition charting the life and works of Percy F. Westerman, one of Britain’s most prolific writers of children’s adventure books is coming to Emsworth Museum.  The exhibition, which opens on September 2nd, 2023, includes books and ephemera from the Westerman Yarns Collection, belonging to Nigel Gossop who has been collecting and researching the books...

Talk – The Mystery of the Haberdasher’s Scissors

Emsworth Community Centre North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Presented by Alison Habens and Matt Wingett Writers and researchers, Alison Habens and Matt Wingett, claim to have discovered an extraordinary fact: three famous literary figures of the 19th Century, H.G.Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling met each other in the early 1880s, in the Old Drapery Bazaar, Hide's Emporium, on King's Road in Southsea....

£5

Talk – Women in the Law and Life of an Old Bailey Judge

Emsworth Community Centre North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Her Honour Judge Sarah Munro KC. In 2016, Judge Sarah Munro became a Senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey) trying serious cases frequently involving murder trials.   Judge Munro will talk about her career as a lawyer for the last forty years and her work at the Old Bailey. HHJ Sarah...

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Talk – The CT Scanner: The Beatles greatest gift to mankind?

Emsworth Community Centre North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Presented by Dr. Ben Timmis Although we take modern medical technology for granted, the CT Scanner, invented by an Englishman, is a truly extraordinary machine, that has had a huge impact on the practice of medicine as we know it today, ever since it was introduced in the 1980s. This talk will explain the origins...

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