Monthly Archives: October 2016

Map of the Manors of East Dean, Graffham and East Lavington, 1597 (Add Mss 48838)

Chosen by Richard Childs, former member of staff My favourite document is the map of the Manors of East Dean, Graffham and East Lavington, 1597 (Add Mss 48838). My reason for choosing it is not simply because it is the … Continue reading

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Pashley bi-plane at Shoreham airfield, July 1914 (AM625/3/15)

Chosen by Katherine Slay, member of staff This photograph shows Eric Pashley flying a bi-plane on the day he won the Shell Trophy at Shoreham in July 1914. In the foreground are the parked vehicles of some of those who … Continue reading

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The Life and Works of John Keyse Sherwin, compiled by W S Mitford, 1920s (Mitford Mss 1492)

Chosen by Linda Bowen, volunteer I have been a volunteer at West Sussex Record Office for eight years and, during that time, have transcribed very many Petworth House records, amongst other things. I also took part in the Record Office’s externally-funded ‘Joining Up Our Heritage’ … Continue reading

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Booklet of clinical prescriptions, late 17th century (Wiston Ms 5423)

 Chosen by Janet Pennington, researcher Red herrings can be the bane of research and in the mid-1980s, searching for something else in the Wiston Archives Catalogue (1975), I glimpsed a reference to a late 17th century booklet of clinical prescriptions … Continue reading

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Littlehampton school logbook, 1889-1910 (E125/12/2)

      Chosen by Brian Short, President of the Sussex Record Society, text by Ruth Brown The Sussex Record Society decided that the school log book of Thomas Slatford was so good it should be published, and so proceeded … Continue reading

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An English Village. A view of South Harting in 1956 (Video 259; PH 22367)

Chosen by Alan Readman, former member of staff West Sussex Record Office has been the repository and conservation centre of Screen Archive South East since the inception of the regional film archive in 1992. Moving images offer a unique and … Continue reading

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The House at Bayeux, 1818 (Bray 4/1)

  Chosen by Simon Barker, Head of Department, English and Creative Writing, University of Chichester (text by Holly Wright) This 1818 watercolour of the house in Bayeux is poignant and significant. Bray was newly married to her first husband Charles … Continue reading

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