What’s on: 2019 at the Record Office

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As we fast approach the New Year, we’d like to share with you a taster of upcoming talks and workshops in 2019.

Our popular Talks on Tuesdays series will continue, beginning with ‘The Little Churches of Chichester’ an illustrated talk by Alan Green, on the 29th January. Alan will delve into the forgotten histories of Chichester’s lost churches. Find out more about St Peter the Less, St Martin’s, All Saints, St Olave’s & St Andrew’s, which had all closed by 1953.

2019 programmeJanuary will also see the first of our Coffee-time Workshops, which offers participants expert guidance on different aspects of historic research and on resources available at the Record Office. If you have always wanted to build your family history, but don’t know where to begin, ‘How to start your family tree’ may be for you. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 9th January and will offer participants tips and advice on how to kick start your research.

Cheer up a dreary February evening with a trip to hear Dr John Godfrey and Caroline Nicholls (the current High Sheriff of West Sussex) give a fascinating talk on ‘The High Sheriffs of Sussex’ on Tuesday 26th February. They’ll explore the history of this role and how it works in the modern world, accompanied by images and photographs. Talk in searchroom

Another workshop in February will be ‘The Parish Chest: Exploring parish records’ where participants can discover more about how parish records are extensive and extremely useful sources of information. Those who are researching their family tree may find this workshop particularly insightful.

The weather will be warmer on Tuesday 26th March, ready for Dr Richard Huzzey’s eye-opening illustrated talk on ‘The Anti-slavery Movement in West Sussex’.

Once again, the Record Office will also continue to put on exhibitions and displays throughout the year to celebrate the variety of milestones in the history of West Sussex. Stay tuned for more information on these later in the year!

Both our Coffee-time workshops and Tuesday Talks will carry on throughout 2019. Find out more about these events, and details about tickets and booking, on our website.


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