Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Wednesday 7 August


The Colour of Heraldry

Presented by

Mike Rumble

The Arms of the City of Chichester


Video from Looking for William Day 

Created by Kevin Maynard

15th June 2024 BB.mp4 – OneDrive


Meeting Venue

Boxgrove Village Hall,



Membership details are on the About page.

There is a large car park and a bus stop outside the venue.



Wednesday 7 August


The Colour of Heraldry

Presented by

Mike Rumble

Mike Rumble is currently Chairman of the White Lion Society (Friends of HM College of Arms). He explains that Heraldry could be described as the shorthand of history, depicting the stories of Royalty, noble families, organisations, governments and ordinary people in vivid and colourful displays, which can be read and interpreted at a glance. Heraldry stories can be found all around us, if you know where to look.

See below Photos and reports (Journal/Talks page) on our recent successful  Looking for William day held on Saturday 15 June. Congratulations, to Louise, Nigel, Wendy, Vanya and of course our entertaining host, Simon Brett for all they accomplished on the day, with two committee members unable to attend for personal reasons. Thanks also to our photographers Kevin Maynard and  Mike Shardlow and our notetakers Fay Shaefer, Gillian Matravers and Richard Wilby.

See photos below from Looking for William Day


Local Literary Events


Open Mic Poetry Chichester

For more information please go to the website below.


Guest poets launch each session followed by an open mic. Listeners equally welcome. 7.30pm







One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jean Rhys
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montague.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin

We welcome old and new members and visitors to Boxgrove Village Hall.

Prof. Duncan Salked with Simon Brett
Beryl with Simon Brett
Prof. Bridget Escolme
Enjoying Lunch on Looking for William Day