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The 2011 edition of the Chichester Harbour News and Guide is now available. As always this 84 page, full colour magazine is packed full of fascinating stories and information about Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The key story is the celebration of 40 years since the formation of the Conservancy. Back in 1971, as men were landing on the moon, pressure from local people living and working around the harbour brought about the Act of Parliament that formed the Conservancy. Ian McIntyre tells the story of how the Conservancy was formed and also looks forward to some of the challenges likely to be faced in the future.
Local journalist Janet McMeekin met up with four very different artists who all have one thing in common - their work is inspired by the natural beauty of Chichester Harbour. Pippa Blake, one of the artists who lives in Emsworth said, ‘For me it is all about the drama of light and dark in my work. I am very aware of the great expanse of sea and sky and the constantly changing moods. I love Emsworth and I'm incredibly lucky to live right at the water's edge.'
The secrets of the forgotten Second World War airfield at Apuldram are revealed in an article by David Coxon. No traces remain of the runway, accommodation tents or bomb dumps that were once a key part of both the landscape and war effort.
Ed Rowsell, the Conservancy's Conservation Officer explains just how and why the wildlife of Chichester Harbour is counted. Counting moving flocks of hundreds of birds is never an easy task but one that is very worthwhile. The data helps build up a picture of the national and international movements and trends of many of these endangered species.
In addition, the Harbour News includes tide tables, a local map and pages of useful information for first time and regular users of the harbour. The magazine is available free of charge from the Harbour Office, Visitor Information Centre Chichester and local libraries.
See a selection of articles on the Harbour News webpage.