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Background imageEditor's Picks: Bosham at high tide, 1903

Bosham at high tide, 1903
With the tide right up against the buildings, a woman can be seen doing her laundry John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No PH 26114/31

Background imageEditor's Picks: A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944

A modified auxiliary fuel tank being filled with beer, Bognor Regis, 1944
A Norwegian fighter pilot, sat on the wing of his Spitfire, looks on. A technician is writing Joy Juice xxx on the fuel tank

Background imageEditor's Picks: View of the Amberley Castle ruins, West Sussex

View of the Amberley Castle ruins, West Sussex David Johnston Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Slides-10115-2330

Background imageEditor's Picks: Shepherd wearing a smock with his dog and sheep, January 1925

Shepherd wearing a smock with his dog and sheep, January 1925 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N873

Background imageEditor's Picks: Fitting lamb-skin to motherless lamb by a shepherd, April 1934

Fitting lamb-skin to motherless lamb by a shepherd, April 1934
Fitting lamb-skin to motherless lamb by a shepherd in Angmering, April 1934 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N8976

Background imageEditor's Picks: Wisborough Green Fruit Trees - about 1942

Wisborough Green Fruit Trees - about 1942
Orchard in full blossom. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N21569

Background imageEditor's Picks: Daffodils in the Pleasure Grounds - April 1939

Daffodils in the Pleasure Grounds - April 1939
Woodland setting for mother and child amongst a carpet of daffodils. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N18015

Background imageEditor's Picks: Floods at Kirdford - January 1939

Floods at Kirdford - January 1939
Three children standing in a flooded road watching a man on a BSA motorbike riding through the water. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No. Garland N17781

Background imageEditor's Picks: Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910

Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910
Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 15862

Background imageEditor's Picks: Floods at Pulborough, December 1934

Floods at Pulborough, December 1934
Southdowns bus travelling to Brighton through floods Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N10573

Background imageEditor's Picks: Cottage in Coultershaw marooned by flood waters, February 1957

Cottage in Coultershaw marooned by flood waters, February 1957. Photo appeared in SWN and Midhurst Times on 8 Feb 1957. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N47849

Background imageEditor's Picks: Flooded landscape at Pulborough, c1930

Flooded landscape at Pulborough, c1930
George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N4098

Background imageEditor's Picks: Petworth Jail - c1860

Petworth Jail - c1860
Copy of an old print of the notorious Petworth House of Correction, as seen from the Tillington Road on which is seen a horse and carriage and several pedestrians

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lady Bellringers at Petworth Parish Church - 4 August 1946

Lady Bellringers at Petworth Parish Church - 4 August 1946
Three ladies holding their bell ropes, ready to start ringing George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N26809

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lithograph of The Cross, Chichester, 1834

Lithograph of The Cross, Chichester, 1834
The Market Cross, Chichester, from the north-east, drawn on stone by T M Baynes from an original drawing by Owen B Carter, Architect Fuller Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: F-PD 215

Background imageEditor's Picks: Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940

Sgt Babbage lighting a cigarette, Bognor, 26 Aug 1940
On the beach at Bognor Regis close to the pier, the rescued pilot is accompanied by policemen and soldiers. Sgt Cyril Babbage belonged to 602 City of Glasgow Squadron, based at Westhampnett

Background imageEditor's Picks: Aveling & Porter Steam geared locomotive on the Amberley Quarry Railway 1940

Aveling & Porter Steam geared locomotive on the Amberley Quarry Railway 1940
Aveling & Porter geared locomtoive in the exchange sidings. This machine was capable of being used as a stationary engine to drive other machinery by way of flat belts

Background imageEditor's Picks: Cowfold tithe map, 1840

Cowfold tithe map, 1840
By William Duncum, Reading, Berks. 26.6 in. to 1 m. 104 × 92 Tithe Award Map Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: TD/W154

Background imageEditor's Picks: Royal Army Ordnance Corps - June 1944

Royal Army Ordnance Corps - June 1944
Group shot of officers and men. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N23293

Background imageEditor's Picks: Beach at Aldwick, 1890

Beach at Aldwick, 1890. Photographer W. P. Marsh. Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 3967

Background imageEditor's Picks: Midhurst: cottages on Knockhundred Row, 1902

Midhurst: cottages on Knockhundred Row, 1902
The cottages are now home to Midhursts public library John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No PH 26114/52

Background imageEditor's Picks: Hardham Priory

Hardham Priory
Priory of St Cross an Augustinian monastery. A sepia picture of the ruins of the priory c1892. Hordern Collection General Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No PH5500

Background imageEditor's Picks: Shepherd and sheep at feeding time, Byworth, October 1933

Shepherd and sheep at feeding time, Byworth, October 1933 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N8013

Background imageEditor's Picks: Plaistow, 1909

Plaistow, 1909
View of the village from the road looking towards the church with horse and cart on left Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 26116/56

Background imageEditor's Picks: Sea View Estate, Southwick

Sea View Estate, Southwick
Aerial photograph showing the construction of the Sea View Estate [Albion Street], Southwick. Taken between the 1912 OS map and the 1932 revision (Sheet LXV/11)

Background imageEditor's Picks: Cider press at Hillgrove, Sussex

Cider press at Hillgrove, Sussex
Two men with a cider press at Hillgrove, Sussex November 1933 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N8161

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lambs in Snow at Soanes Farm, Petworth, 1932

Lambs in Snow at Soanes Farm, Petworth, 1932
Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N5530

Background imageEditor's Picks: Midhurst: West Street, 1903

Midhurst: West Street, 1903
John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No PH 26114/49

Background imageEditor's Picks: Chithurst Tithe Map, c.1840

Chithurst Tithe Map, c.1840
No date, but Tithe Award dated 1840. By Frederick & Henry E. Drayson. 26.6 in. to 1 m. Original map size 83in. × 36in. Tithe Award Map Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: TD/W31

Background imageEditor's Picks: East Grinstead: High Street, 1906

East Grinstead: High Street, 1906
The High Street at East Grinstead with steps going up to some shops. Photographer: John HB Fletcher. John Fletcher Collection (Photographer): "Wanderings in Sussex"

Background imageEditor's Picks: Bathing Machines, Worthing

Bathing Machines, Worthing
Bathing machines, beach and pier, Worthing. View looking east across the shingle beach towards the pier, c1893. Walter Gardiner Photography Collection PP/WSL/WGP001184

Background imageEditor's Picks: Certificate awarded to Mr T E Pescott at Olympia, 1935

Certificate awarded to Mr T E Pescott at Olympia, 1935
The large certificate has a multi-coloured border. National Dairy and Ice Cream Convention. Patron: Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood, KG, DSO. Exhibition at Olympia, 1935

Background imageEditor's Picks: Eartham tithe map, 1840

Eartham tithe map, 1840
Enlarged from the Inclosure Map made in 1813. Revised and corrected to the present time for the Commutation of the Tithes of the Parish of Eartham. By J. Butler, Chichester. 13.3 in. to 1m

Background imageEditor's Picks: Female racing driver prepares for race

Female racing driver prepares for race
Goodwood motor circuit, 28 May 1955 Chichester Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: CPS 0285/4

Background imageEditor's Picks: Cars lined up at the start of a race at Goodwood motor circuit

Cars lined up at the start of a race at Goodwood motor circuit
Starting line of a race at the meeting on 28 May 1955 Chichester Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: CPS 0285/6

Background imageEditor's Picks: Beach Looking East, Worthing

Beach Looking East, Worthing
A crowded beach at Worthing, to the east of the pier. Shows crowds on the beach, with barely any space left. The Dome Cinema is in the background

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Pier, Worthing, 1920s

The Pier, Worthing, 1920s
Looking southwards towards pier head Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: PH 1184

Background imageEditor's Picks: Comic Postcard: Mixed bathing at Bognor

Comic Postcard: Mixed bathing at Bognor
Colour drawing depicting a beach scene at Bognor Regis with a variety of bathers in the sea. The sender has written in family names against some of the characters

Background imageEditor's Picks: Blacksmith at White Hart, Petworth - July 1939

Blacksmith at White Hart, Petworth - July 1939
Horse and handler with blacksmith filing front hoof. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N18447

Background imageEditor's Picks: Derailment at West Hythe on RHDR c.1927

Derailment at West Hythe on RHDR c.1927
No.7 "Typhoon" lies on its side near the Prince of Wales Bridge at West Hythe following a collision with a tractor on the level crossing 1947 Ronald Shephard Collection West Sussex Record

Background imageEditor's Picks: Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606

Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606
Map of the Manor of Middleton, surveyed by John Norden, showing land in the south-west of the Parish of Middleton, including buildings such as St Nicholas Church that are now under the sea Additional

Background imageEditor's Picks: Blackmoor Station - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway c. 1932

Blackmoor Station - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway c. 1932
Blackmoor Station - view of down train in the other platform Ronald Shephard Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Shephard 1/34/4

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lynton Station on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway c. 1932

Lynton Station on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway c. 1932
View of Lynton station and goods shed following the extension to the station building Ronald Shephard Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Shephard 1/38/3

Background imageEditor's Picks: Chidham Tithe Map, 1846

Chidham Tithe Map, 1846
By E. Fuller, Chichester. 13.3 in. to 1m. Original map size 54in. × 37in. Tithe Award Map Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: TD/W30

Background imageEditor's Picks: St Mary the Virgin, Willingdon

St Mary the Virgin, Willingdon
Coloured post card of church, bell tower and churchyard. Square tower with clock and small spire. Hordern Collection General Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No PH6130

Background imageEditor's Picks: The placid waters of Dell Quay, Chichester Harbour

The placid waters of Dell Quay, Chichester Harbour David Johnston Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Slides-10115-1623

Background imageEditor's Picks: The mill at Sidlesham, 1900

The mill at Sidlesham, 1900
A front view of the mill John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No: PH 26114/9

Background imageEditor's Picks: Certificate awarded to Mr T E Pescott at Olympia, 1935

Certificate awarded to Mr T E Pescott at Olympia, 1935
The large certificate has a multi-coloured border. National Dairy and Ice Cream Convention. Patron: Rt Hon The Earl of Harewood, KG, DSO. Exhibition at Olympia, 1935



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