Joe Savill, a founder member of the MWHG group, is the Selsey Heritage Trail Coordinator and is responsible for the display of Blue Plaques in Selsey.
The Blue Plaques Scheme highlights the places where important people in history lived and worked as well as the locations of significant events and shows off Selsey’s remarkable heritage, uniting the past and the present.
The Plaques cover a very wide diversity of local history varying from people such as Colin Pullinger, remembered for his mousetrap to Edward Herron-Allen, the celebrated polymath whose interests and acomplisments included violin makeing, local and natural history, Persian translation and palmistry. He was the author of many books, both academic and ocassionally novels of somewhat doubtful repute.
Events and locations include the construction of the Mulberry Harbours, RAF Selsey and the Gibbet Field.
The publications section of the MWHG has produced a leaflet illustrating three walks that visit all 12 Blue Plaques in Selsey.