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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive Project: the history of the hospital

      The story of Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) begins in 1863 with its founding as a cottage hospital on Green Hedges Avenue, East Grinstead, in the home of Dr John Henry Rogers. It was only the fifth cottage … Continue reading

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A Slice of Life – The Quarter Sessions records

Back in January 2012, West Sussex Record Office Conservator Simon Hopkins and I thought up a plan to make the Quarter Sessions rolls more accessible. These are local government records: essentially the business of the courts which ran the administration … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Hospital Archive project: Introducing the project

        As regular readers of this blog will be aware, since 2016 WSRO has been engaged in a major project involving the archive of the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, which became known during the Second … Continue reading

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Women’s Suffrage in West Sussex

This month sees the centenary of a major success for women’s suffrage. When the Representation of the People Act became law on 6th February 1918, women over 30, who were occupiers of property or married to occupiers, became entitled to … Continue reading

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Record of the Month

The letters of Miss Dorothy Hartley – AM 1192 In the countdown to my departure from the Record Office, I have been busying myself with cataloguing lots of small accessions, in an attempt to ‘do my bit’ and decrease the ever-growing … Continue reading

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What’s on: 2018 at the Record Office

Happy New Year to all who follow and support West Sussex Record Office! We have a lot planned for 2018, and thought we would use the start of the new year to highlight some of our upcoming talks and events … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from WSRO!

Wishing all of our friends and followers a very Happy Christmas from everyone at West Sussex Record Office! Many thanks to everyone who has been following our posts and supporting us through 2017. We’ll be back in 2018 with more … Continue reading

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