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A day in the life of…

Work experience student, Kathryn Mersey I’ve been on my second Work Experience placement at West Sussex Record Office this week; after being so inspired by my first, in 2015, I couldn’t wait to come back! On my first placement I … Continue reading

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Record of the Month

The mystery of the Mary Celeste continues at West Sussex Record Office Although we receive all manner of enquiries here at the Record Office, some cause us to investigate a little further, or highlight records within our collections that deserve … Continue reading

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Sussex and the US: Closer than you think

In the final instalment of our American-themed blogs to celebrate Independence Day, we are looking at the many and varied connections between famous faces in America’s history and the county of Sussex. Founded in the 17th and 18th centuries, thirteen British colonies on the … Continue reading

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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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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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Memorandum book of Thomas Osborn of Tangmere, 1797-1807 (Add Mss 48413)

                      Chosen by Gillian Edom, former member of staff When I was searching for material about the history of Tangmere parish for the Joining up our Heritage project I came … Continue reading

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‘Swing Riots letter’, 2 Dec 1830 (Goodwood Mss 1446 fA18)

Chosen by Susan Millard, member of staff This anonymous letter was addressed to the Duke of Richmond and was sent to his estate at Goodwood. We can see from the reverse page that it was considered important enough to be … Continue reading

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