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 – held at the Record Office – feature a beautifully illustrated and detailed minute book…

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 months, 70 of these unique records featured on this blog, each with its own story…

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 astronomer and principal lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium, Dr John Mason. A close friend of…

Project Book Launch: Military Voices Past and Present

A 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 War Two and Post 1945 conflicts to the 1990s, published in a new book Military…