Christmas Gift Ideas from the Archive


Create your own quality prints, greetings cards or amazing gifts from our gallery of high quality historic images!opg-image

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a history-lover, or a hard to buy for friend or relative, we have thousands of images from the archives that can be turned into the perfect gift. Our Online Picture Gallery holds thousands of historic maps of the county or towns and villages as well as vintage black and white portraits and urban and rural scenes from around West Sussex . pm-65Order copies of records from the Royal Sussex Regiment, the Chichester Photographic Collection, and over 1500 photographs from the George Garland Photographic Collection of rural West Sussex life.

Looking through the archives, If you find an image you think a friend may love, you can turn it into a canvas print or have it framed. If a poster or mounted print of an archival record isn’t unique enough, you could always order the image as a jigsaw puzzle, mug, glass coaster, mouse mat, fridge magnet or keyring! Failing that, who wouldn’t want some fashionable throw cushions with a vintage black and white photograph of a rural Sussex landscape?

Elephants washing in the sea on Bognor beach (c1890)

Images can also be ordered as a simple greetings card, and some of our festive and snowy scenes would make perfect Christmas cards. These can be personalised, and messages added to both the front and the inside of the card.

Explore the online gallery today, and find that perfect and unique Sussex-themed Christmas present you’ve been desperately looking for!

Lauren Clifton


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