Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of our friends and followers a very Happy Christmas from everyone at West Sussex Record Office! We’ve found this festive image from the archives which (appropriately!) was taken in the year in which we opened. It shows a … Continue reading

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Victorian Christmas Traditions in the Archive

Many of our modern-day Christmas traditions are attributed to the Victorian period and the influence of Prince Albert, who bought with him German customs and festive celebrations. This new way of marking the Christmas period saw the introduction to the UK of … Continue reading

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Annual Closed Fortnight Activities

As many archive services do, West Sussex Record Office closes to the public for the first two weeks in December every year for a ‘stocktaking’ period. During the fortnight, searchroom staff are able to spend time catching up on odd jobs … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas from the Archive

Create your own quality prints, greetings cards or amazing gifts from our gallery of high quality historic images! Whether you’re looking for a gift for a history-lover, or a hard to buy for friend or relative, we have thousands of … Continue reading

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