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Further to the article on Nelson and Murray which appeared in the Summer 2018 edition of the Dispatch (Volume 13, Part 3, pp172-174) a visit to Chichester has been arranged.

The day will start with a visit to the Chichester City Council Offices, where we will be given an introduction to Murray and Chichester by members of the Murray Club, including a short film entitled ‘Crossing the T’. After viewing the Murray artefact collection we will walk to the Chichester Canal Basin for a boat trip and fish and chip lunch. After lunch we will walk the Murray Trail in Chichester in the company of guides. The day concludes with a visit to the sculptor Vincent Gray’s studio in Lavant (10-15 minute drive under own transport) to see progress on the life size clay model of the Nelson/Murray statue, as previously reported in the Dispatch.

The cost of the event is £30 including the boat trip and lunch. A Booking Form is enclosed – please return by 12 April. For further information please contact Chris Brett.

Date: Saturday 4 May 2019


  • 1000 Meet at Chichester City Council Offices for introductory talk, short film and viewing the Murray artefact collection. The Council House, North St, Chichester PO19 1LQ (NB no parking here, this is in the pedestrian precinct).
  • 1130 Canal Basin for a boat trip and fish and chip lunch.
  • 1400 Afternoon guided walk on the Murray Trail in Chichester. 
  • 1530 Visit, under own transport, to the sculptor Vincent Gray’s studio at Unit 2, Courtyard Studios,  Crows Hall Farm,  Chilgrove Road, Lavant PO18 9HP (10-15min drive, parking available)

Car parking in Chichester: The best car park to use is the multi-storey close to the Canal basin, Avenue De Chartres Car Park, 6 Ave De Chartres, Chichester PO19 1EA    best value for a long stay and usually has spaces. The inner car parks should be avoided.

Cost: £30 per head including boat trip and fish&chip lunch. Cheque payable to ‘The Nelson Society’.

Return form and cheque to: Chris Brett, Oaklands House

203a Finchampstead Road



RG40 3HS

Mobile 07885403874 chris.brett52@yahoo.co.uk

Click link below for booking forms.  Late bookings still accepted.

Chichester Booking form 2019