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…

Scrapbook, 1890s-1920s (Cobden Mss 1102)

      Chosen by Sarah Head, current member of staff As the daughter of the reforming and renowned Liberal MP Richard Cobden, it is not surprising that Jane Cobden was a woman of strong beliefs. However, it is perhaps surprising when you consider the era in which she grew up, a time when women…