Tag Archives: Chichester

Sense or Insensibility : Chichester in the 1960’s

Alan Green ‘If you can remember the 1960s you weren’t there” runs a well-known maxim. Whether you were there or not, it was a decade irredeemably associated with permissive attitudes and the ripping out of the hearts of so many … Continue reading

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Potter’s Museum of Curiosity, 1977 (Lib 12426)

Kate Mosse, novelist, playwright and researcher I first hit the Archive in 2013, researching for my Gothic thriller – The Taxidermist’s Daughter – which is set in Fishbourne and Chichester in 1912.  I needed maps, I needed information, but I … Continue reading

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Letter from Nelson to Murray, 1803 (AM 760/1/134/3)

Chosen by Richard Plowman and Barry Aldridge on behalf of The Murray Club   Lord Nelson sent a letter to the then Captain George Murray on 13 April 1803 telling him he was ‘fixed as fate’ his first Captain, with … Continue reading

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‘Shippam’s Guide to Opera’, 1955 (SASE 3266)

                Chosen by Ine Van Dooren of Screen Archive South East (http://about.brighton.ac.uk/screenarchive/) In 1995 my life changed. I was appointed Moving Image Archivist for the South East Film & Video Archive, now called … Continue reading

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Eric Gill’s ‘London box’, c1940 (Eric Gill 353)

Lesley Sim, Information Services Manager, West Sussex County Council Eric Gill was a prolific artist: a sculptor, engraver, calligrapher, draughtsman and writer. Although he is often associated with the village of Ditchling in East Sussex, he had a strong connection … Continue reading

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Manuscript music book of John Walter, Chichester Cathedral, 17th century (Cap/VI/1/1)

  Chosen by Anthony Cane, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral The Archive of the Cathedral and Diocese of Chichester, dating back over 1200 years, is a rich and varied collection. The action of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester in depositing … Continue reading

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Signal flag, 1916 (RSR Mss 2/77)

Chosen by Clare Snoad, member of staff The 2nd Battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment fought throughout World War 1 on the Western Front, and in the autumn of 1916 took part in the Battle of the Somme. This signal … Continue reading

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