Digital Preservation Diary 1: What’s all the fuss about digital ‘stuff’!?

When we think about archives, we picture rooms filled with boxes of precious records. For anyone who’s been behind the scenes at WSRO, they’ll know this is certainly the case for us. But what would an archive look like if it only collected records created after Thursday 29 November 2018? Many of us work on…

WW1 Centenary: Staff Stories, Private H P Pocock

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, staff at West Sussex Record Office have shared their stories of family members who were caught up in the conflict. When the Worthing Gazette was published on Wednesday August 16th 1916 right at the bottom of page 7 was a four line notice…

WW1 Centenary: Staff Stories, Charles Wickers

I have recently started looking into my military family history and it has been a fascinating journey. I have discovered amazing stories of people I never knew existed. One of these people is Charles Wickers, my great great uncle. I would like to share just a little bit of his story with you. Charles was…

WW1 Centenary: Staff Stories, James Horace Wright

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, staff at West Sussex Record Office have shared their stories of family members who were caught up in the conflict. My great grandfather James (Jim) Horace Wright was born in Hackney on 22nd April 1891, the son of James and Esther Wright, and…

WW1 Centenary: Staff Stories, Edward Dare Evans

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, staff at West Sussex Record Office have shared their stories of family members who were caught up in the conflict. Edward Dare Evans, my great grandfather, was born on 21 February 1875. He was the fifth child of six, and his father William…