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Newspaper imageA list of all newspapers held by the Library Service may be viewed in Mini-Guide to Sources no.8, Newspapers in West Sussex (PDF, 19 pages, 174KB)Worthing Library holds a newspaper cuttings collection of over 25,000 articles. A file on every parish in West Sussex is held together with general topics, famous Sussex personalities and an expanded Worthing section.newspaper

The most significant newspapers (on microfilm unless stated otherwise) are listed below:

Title Library
Bognor Regis Observer 1890+ Chichester
Bognor Regis Guardian and Post 1926-1989 Bognor
Chichester Express 1863-1902 Chichester
Chichester Journal 1860-1864 Chichester
Chichester Observer 1961+ Chichester
Crawley Observer (previously Sussex and Surrey Courier) 1884-97, 1925, 1939 + Crawley
East Grinstead Observer 1886-1946 (some gaps), 1977+ East Grinstead
Littlehampton Gazette 1923+ (bound 1956-1976) Littlehampton
Mid-Sussex Times 1881-1925, 1939-45, 1977+ Burgess Hill
Midhurst & Petworth Observer 1961+ Chichester
Shoreham Herald 1938-45, 1960+ Shoreham
Sussex Agricultural Express 1837-1871 Chichester
Sussex Chronicle 1802-1803 (bound) Worthing
Sussex Daily News 1881-1956 Worthing
Sussex Weekly Advertiser 1749 -1822 (incomplete) Chichester
Sussex Weekly Advertiser 1746 -1859 (incomplete) Worthing
West Sussex County Times 1871+ Horsham
West Sussex Gazette 1860+ Chichester
West Sussex Gazette 1860-1887 Worthing
West Sussex Journal 1863-1902 Chichester
Worthing Gazette 1883-1980 (incomplete, 1883-1889 bound) Worthing
Worthing Herald 1920+ Worthing

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Periodicals and magazines

A wide range of local periodicals and magazines can be referred to.

Sussex Archaeological Collections cover archaeology, local history and genealogy, and a complete collection of annual volumes from 1848 to date is held at every major town library.

The Sussex County Magazine is strong on local history, agriculture and countryside, customs, folklore, literature, music and drama. Monthly issues, 1926-1956, are available at every major town library.

Periodicals dealing with the history of particular towns are also available, especially Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, East Grinstead, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Petworth and Shoreham-by-Sea.

Other significant general titles useful for research include:

  • Downs Country 1994+
  • South Eastern Naturalist 1891-1952
  • Sussex Agricultural Journal 1933-1957
  • Sussex Family Historian 1973+
  • Sussex History 1976-1991,
  • Sussex Industrial History 1970+
  • Sussex Life 1965+
  • Sussex Wildlife 1970+
  • Wealden Iron 1969+
  • West Sussex History (previously West Sussex Archives Society Newsletter) 1974+


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