On Friday 21 June, we are pleased to welcome Jeremy Tomlinson of Lancing College to give an illustrated talk, “The Curate’s Vision”, marking the 175th anniversary of the founding of the College.

It is an astonishing story of Victorian energy, enterprise and vision with many surprising twists. It is a tale of heroic endeavour, extraordinary personalities and amusing anecdotes.

The talk will explore the origins of the College in Shoreham-by-Sea and the local influences on its development, which will be of particular interest to Shoreham residents. It will tell the story of its move to the Downs above Lancing and the subsequent growth of its buildings and facilities. Contemporary pictures and historic images from the College archives will be used and there will be time for questions.

Building Lancing Chapel Triforium and windows

Jeremy has worked for Lancing College for over fifty years. As a young teacher, he became Secretary of the Friends of Lancing Chapel and has been involved in the maintenance of the Chapel and the completion of the building which was achieved in 2022. He also wrote a pictorial history of the College which was published for its 150th anniversary.

The talk is at St Peter’s Church Hall, West Street, Shoreham, BN43 5WG on Friday 21 June at 7pm£3 on the door.

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