Philip MacDougall

Location: Chichester in West Sussex
About me...

A graduate of the University of Lancaster and former lecturer at the University of Kent, I have written extensively on the theme of nations preparing for war and I have a particular interest in the naval dockyards (especially those along the South Coast and London) together with inter-war aviation. I have written a number of books on those themes as well as several on my current home area of Chichester and former home in the Medway Towns.

About my talks...

Each of my talks is accompanied by a digital slide presentation saved on memory stick and/or DVD. I can provide a digital projector and laptop but I prefer these to be already in place and set up.


Negotiable depending upon the size of the audience. My starting figure is £50 plus modest travelling expenses if more than ten miles from my base in Chichester.

Areas to which I am prepared to travel: West Sussex/South-East Hampshire.  I will travel greater distances for one-day events

My Contact Details:

01243573782 MOBILE: 07450856606

Dockyard Maties

Tracing ancestors who worked in the royal dockyards.

If War Should Come

Defence Preparations on the South Coast, 1935-1939 (based on my book of the same title).

The Royal Dockyards

Building the nation’s ships of war (a general history of naval dockyards or specifically tailored to a particular dockyard: Woolwich, Deptford, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth or Plymouth and based on the several books I have written on the subject).

The Chichester Murders

A general talk on crime in Chichester over the past 200 years.

Chichester Harbour

Several different talks (these often accompanied by summer-time walks if required.

Philip MacDougall Contact Details:

01243573782 MOBILE: 07450856606

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