Life through a lens

An illustrated talk by archivist Nichola Court will feature two West Sussex photographers.

Last updated:
6 February 2018

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The lives and work of two of the county’s most important photographers will be explored during an illustrated talk at West Sussex Record Office in Chichester on Tuesday 31 January at 7pm.

Join archivist Nichola Court to find out more about the collections of the Petworth-based professional photographer George Garland, who worked from the 1920s up to his death in 1978, and the hitherto-unknown amateur photographer John Fletcher, who lived in Bognor and was active from the 1880s until his death in 1915.

Although different in nature and content, when taken together the two collections provide an invaluable glimpse of ‘Bygone Sussex’, illustrating many of our county’s lost rural traditions and crafts, countryside characters and long-since vanished landscapes and scenes.

Light refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to view original material from the archive.

Tickets cost £8 and advance booking is essential.

For further information and to book tickets, contact West Sussex Record Office on 01243 753602.

Garland Mr Oscar Pyle’s Southdown sheep being driven over the Downs from Angmering to Findon - for the fair, 14 September 1935

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