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Chichester in the 1960s: Culture, Conservation and Change Alan H.J. Green

Chichester in the 1960s: Culture, Conservation and Change

Alan H.J. Green

Published May 1st 2015
ISBN : 9780750961417
Paperback
256 pages
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 About the Book 

Chichester is the archetypal Georgian town, with its streets of elegant buildings gathered closely around its ancient cathedral. It usually appears to today’s first-time visitor that the city has been largely untouched by the hand of time—MoreChichester is the archetypal Georgian town, with its streets of elegant buildings gathered closely around its ancient cathedral. It usually appears to today’s first-time visitor that the city has been largely untouched by the hand of time—particularly the destructive hand that guided the 1960s. However, this is not the case: in the 1960s Chichester faced the same challenges as all historic towns, and much was lost—but the brakes were applied in good time and it became one of the first conservation areas in the country. This book, the first of its kind, looks at how the Chichester fared in that turbulent decade, how it gained in its status as a city of culture with a new theater and museum, and how it expanded to meet the demands of its growing populace. Historical research blends with personal anecdote to produce a heartfelt portrait of the decade.