At the Record Office we produce a variety of products for sale to the public, ranging from our popular ‘mini guides to sources’ to more substantial works.
A number of catalogues of the major collections are available. They include the Cobden and Unwin Papers listing the internationally important papers of the nineteenth century British politician and statesman best known for his work on the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846. The catalogues of the major estates of Arundel Castle, Goodwood and Petworth are also available.
We are the repository and conservation centre of Screen Archive South East and together we have produced a number of films on DVD, including the ‘Southern Steam’ series which celebrate the history of our railways.
You can visit the Record Office where our books, pamphlets and DVDs are on display.
Movies and Memories DVD
This two-disc DVD introduces you to a collection of film clips of West Sussex seaside towns and oral histories captured during the Heritage Lottery Funded 'Movies and Memories' project.
- Disc one provides a selection of highlights from over 50 oral histories that were carried out during the project. Some are combined with archive films from the region to form new compositions.
- Disc two - original film compilations screened at reminiscence sessions during the project are available to watch in full. These feature everyday life, work, weddings, community celebrations and wartime footage between the 1920s and 1960s.
- Movies and Memoirs DVD cover (Jpeg 120KB)
To buy a copy, please call 01243 753602 with debit/credit card details or send a cheque (made payable to West Sussex County Council) to: West Sussex Record Office, County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RN.
The cost of the DVD is £3.50 plus £2.50 p&p.
The Royal Sussex Regiment: A special tercentenary DVD 1701-2001
This unique compilation, originally produced on VHS in 2001, was specially commissioned to mark the tercentenary of the Regiment.
Raised in 1701 as the 35th Foot, it later became the County Regiment of Sussex serving at home and abroad through three centuries of peace and war until amalgamation in 1966.
Drawing on archive material in West Sussex Record Office and the Imperial War Museum, the DVD tells the story of the Regiment and shows how its memory lives on today.
Film footage includes:
- First World War: Territorials preparing for the front, Lowther's Lambs, the Somme and 11th Battalion in North Russia.
- Between the Wars: Royalty at Chichester Barracks, Training at the Depot, Recruiting March in Sussex and the Regiment in India.
- Second World War: Dunkirk, Western Desert, Tunis, Capture of General Von Arnim, Monte Cassino and Burma.
- Post-War: National Service, New Colours at Arundel, Korea and Gibraltar and Quebec Day at Chichester.
- Today: Regimental Museum, St George's Day, Goodwood, Lewes Reunion and Field of Remembrance.
Please download the form to order your copy and either return it by hand or post it to the Record Office.