Photographic Survey of West Sussex: Rediscovering an overlooked collection during the time of Covid

By Nick Corbo-Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator and Archivist Front cover of the EAHY photographic survey booklet The outbreak of Covid-19 and the introduction of lockdown in March 2020 saw a radical change to how staff at West Sussex Record Office (WSRO) worked. Normally based in the office full time, we moved to working from home. The…

National Volunteers Week 2022: Volunteers at West Sussex Record Office

By Nick Corbo-Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator and Archivist Volunteers working in the searchroom once more! In April 2022, after two years of having been kept away from the Record Office due to social distancing restrictions imposed by the pandemic, volunteers were allowed to return. Many of our volunteers have supported the Record Office throughout this difficult…

Model of Chichester Festival Theatre, 1967 (CFT/1/1/1/1/4)

 Chosen by Nick Corbo-Stewart, former member of staff (text by Katherine Slay) As part of Chichester Festival Theatre’s highly successful Pass It On! project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Record Office has been working in partnership with the Theatre for the last three years to bring together and explore the theatre’s extensive archives.…