The Blue Plaques commemorate significant people, places and events in Selsey’s past. They are now the basis of a Selsey Heritage Trail.
The first plaque was erected in 1998 as part of the West Sussex County Council Blue Plaque Scheme, which started in 1992. It commemorates Eric Coates, who famously composed ‘The Dambusters March’ and ‘By The Sleepy Lagoon’- the signature tune for Desert Island Discs – inspired by the view across the sea from Selsey to Bognor.
Five more plaques were added in 2002, to launch the Selsey Heritage Trail and another four in 2009/10.
The trail now includes thirteen plaques, the latest for Sir Patrick Moore.
The Selsey Heritage Trail is now co-ordinated by the Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group with support from Selsey Town Council. The Group are always looking to extend it, so if you have any ideas for future plaques, please get in touch by completing a form on the Contact Us page.
For further information about the people, places and events commemorated by the plaques please visit: