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**A day out in the sunshine**

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One of our favourite places to visit is Bosham, just over 40 mins makes it an easy place to reach.
History lesson about to begin…..
A small attractive village on one of the small inlets of Chichester harbour, Bosham (pronounced ‘Bozzum’) has played an important part in the history of this country over the centuries.
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Inhabited by the Romans, Bosham was the sixth most important town in Sussex in the 8th century. Legend has it that the Danish King Canute sat on a chair surrounded by his courtiers and commanded the waves to go back – they did not, an exercise which showed that even the great Canute was mortal; he got his feet wet! King Canute’s eight year old daughter was drowned in the Brook Stream and is buried in Bosham Church in a Saxon coffin at the foot of the chancel steps……this is questionable!!
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It was from Bosham that Harold II set forth in 1064 to negotiate with William of Normandy, a voyage that led to William the Conqueror’s return in 1066; Bosham features in the Bayeaux Tapestry.
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Today Bosham is both picturesque and a thriving centre for sailing. Chichester harbour is a sanctuary for migrating wildfowl, shellduck, wigeon, Brent geese, waders and many more, and offers great walks along the sea shore. A favourite haunt for artists and photographers, this picturesque village offers something to suit all tastes; those with a sense of history, artists, photographers, walkers, cyclists, sailors and weekenders all love the place. Visit the Quay and the Church, browse through the many artisan shops in Bosham Walk or just relax and enjoy this very special place.
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Bosham is definitely one of the prettiest villages on the south coast.
It combines a beautiful setting next to Chichester Harbour with a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere.
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There’s a lovely and ancient church Holy Trinity (which is shown on the Bayeux Tapestry), and dates back to Saxon times, tea shops (which aren’t), restaurants, sailing clubs and lots of things happening on the water most of the time.
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This road floods at high tide – it sure does! Be careful where you park your car because when the tide comes in it usually inundates the road immediately next to the harbour. You can see the effect on cars in some of the photographs in the nearby Anchor Bleu pub. Although they’re funny, you probably wouldn’t laugh if you found your car standing in three feet of water!!

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Now for a couple of hundred photographs…..only joking!! it might seem like that though! the large tree in the photographs with the swing is an evergreen oak…
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As you can see the weather was glorious we were so lucky, and it was lovely and quiet, being the end of the season…

Thanks for looking in…. and if ever you are down this way, Bosham is worth a visit, if not pop in for a cuppa with us, but if you want cake I need a months notice lol!!

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Thanks for this - takes me back very many years when i was still in my teens. We spent a short time there and saw Canute's daughter's grave but hwat really stuck in my mind was a 30mpy limit sign submerged by the tide....

They are beautiful photographs - what a lovely day out you had.

3 Oct, 2017

 

Well well, what a gorgeous place to be on a sunny day. I have a lot of Sussex in my ancestry Angela and I am determined to get there one day soon. I have never been to the south coast of England between Devon and Kent, so I have a lot of sight seeing to do! Definitely on my bucket list. I love those ancient churches and you can see how easily the water would engulf the cars.

3 Oct, 2017

 

I had never heard of this little village before but I see it has lots of history!

That evergreen Oak tree looks to be 100s of years old!

3 Oct, 2017

 

Indeed a lovely place, especially on a sunny day.

3 Oct, 2017

 

Thanks for sharing this DD. Lots of history attached and lovely photos. Glad the weather stayed fine for you.

4 Oct, 2017

 

Very nice, and sunny weather too. I loved the old church :)

4 Oct, 2017

 

I've never visited either Dd so found the blog very good reading, anything historical and picturesque as well would be good for me, you picked the right day didn't you, the photographs are lovely, thankyou for sharing your day..

4 Oct, 2017

 

Glad you ve got out to a lovely pictueques place I to like the church and swan photo lovely day out.

4 Oct, 2017

 

oh it is years since I was there. thanks for jogging my memory.

lovely blog.

5 Oct, 2017

 

Seaburn you're very welcome, it is one of our favourite places to visit......
3pence it is like stepping back in time, quite Dickensian in parts.....
Lincs I am glad you found it interesting, a lot of history to be found in Bosham, that was just a small part, we like to watch the birds and the sailing, missed a lovely shot of a couple of Egrets, just too slow! with the camera....
Hywel it is a pretty little church and still well used.....
Lindak we were so lucky with the weather, and the fact it was so quiet too!
Siris the weather certainly helps....
Balcony the tree was enormous, and I agree many, many years old...
Karen who would have believed it, you really must get down here, there are some lovely places around....
Stera how amazing that you should have visited this area all those years ago, hope it bought back happy memories for you...
Thanks everyone for reading my blog...

5 Oct, 2017

 

It's a lovely spot, Angela, thanks for a delightful blog. I do remember being wary of where we parked many years ago!

14 Oct, 2017

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