The Folklore, Superstitions and Customs of Sussex

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Start time: 19:00

End time: 20:30

Event Short Description

Join us for this fascinating talk by historian Chris Hare

Event Information

What did people believe in the past and why? How much of the old folk culture survives till our own day? This talk by local historian Chris Hare will include folk medicine, rituals of the seasons and the Moon, and how the lives of country people translated into town life as Sussex became more urbanised. The talk will also look at how real historical events, such as the Civil War and smuggling, became translated into folklore. Finally, Chris will look at the ‘little people’, or ‘pharisees’, as they were known and their modern equivalent in ‘ET’. Tickets: £8.00 (attending in-person); £5.00 (attending online).

Admission Details

Adult: 8.00

Child: 8.00

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Organiser Details

Name: Matthew Jones

Telephone: 01243 753602



Venue Details

Address: West Sussex Record Office, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1DD

Telephone: 01243 753602

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