Chris Hare and Ann Feloy are co-directors of History People UK, which they formed in 2009.

Chris has been lecturing on, and writing books and articles about Sussex history since 1987. For nine years he ran Sussex history courses through the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex. He also worked as an adult education manager both in Devon and in West Sussex.

Chris has a BA (Hons) in British Studies from the University of Brighton, and an MA in Life History from the University of Sussex. He is a fully qualified adult education teacher with a part 1 and 2 City and Guilds 7307 qualification.

During the 1990s, Chris ran a hugely popular annual summer programme of guided walks across Sussex.

Since 1999 he has conducted over 100 oral history interviews with people living across Sussex, recording the details of their lives and the great changes they witnessed. Those interviewed were aged between 60 and 104 at the time. 


With a background in media and theatre, Ann Feloy has been instrumental in creating documentaries including 'Old Worthing Village - Then and Now' and writing and directing Worthing's very own Community Play. 'The Just Cause - Victorian Romance and a Rollicking Good Riot' which took place at Christ Church in June 2014 and involved a cast of 200 of all ages. It was watched by more than 1,500 over three performances. A seafront promenade, a Victorian street fayre and a grand tea party also took place as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project.

Ann along with Emily Longhurst, also taught hundreds of people across Sussex and Hampshire the traditional songs of the South Downs at free workshops as part of a two year HLF funded project in partnership with the South Downs Society. This led to the recording of the 'South Downs Songs' CD (pictured), which included a booklet with all the words to the songs. Following on from this project, participants formed the South Downs Folk Singers to continue singing the songs at events in this country and abroad.

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Ann, Chris and Emily - Emily and the Hares

Since 2008, History People UK has managed a variety of different HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) projects. We have expertise and experience in writing funding applications and are always looking for new projects to promote and manage. (See Heritage HLF Projects)

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