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Record of the Month

Chichester City Treat Committee (ChiCity/CAL1) On Tuesday 21st June 1887, the nation celebrated Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Events were held up and down the country to mark the occasion, and Chichester was no exception. The archives of Chichester City Council … Continue reading

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One Year Blogging!

Last Sussex Day, 16th June 2016, West Sussex Record Office launched our 70th anniversary celebrations with our very first blog post. We asked our users, depositors, volunteers, supporters and staff to explore the archive and nominate their favourite document. Over the following … Continue reading

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Sir Patrick Moore: Early Life, Mentors, and Notebooks

The early life of Sir Patrick Moore will be the subject of a talk at the Record Office in Chichester on Tuesday 27th June. The talk on West Sussex local Sir Patrick, who died in 2012, will be given by world-renowned … Continue reading

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Project Book Launch: Military Voices Past and Present

Ae two year oral history project, Military Voices Past and Present, organised by West Sussex CC Library Service and supported by the Record Office, has seen some 95 audio interviews recorded with West Sussex veterans from World War One, World … Continue reading

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Record of the Month

Aerial Photography of Chichester (APH 126, 1904) A type of record not mentioned in our 70th Anniversary booklet or previously on this blog is aerial photography; In particular early aerial photographs, like this one from 1904. According to the caption it … Continue reading

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‘On The Beat’ – The History and Archive of West Sussex Constabulary (1857-1967)

2017 marks not one, but two very special anniversaries for West Sussex Constabulary. They were formed on 4th April 1857 as a result of the County and Police Act 1856 which made it compulsory for counties to have their own … Continue reading

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Record of the Month

Par 193/7/2 West Tarring Market Charter (11 June 1444) The West Tarring market charter is the oldest document that I have had the pleasure of cataloguing in my twenty seven years at West Sussex Record Office so, as I am … Continue reading

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