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Some post-war changes at Newhaven, by B. Thompson, published November 1966 in Geography (vol. 51, no. 4, article, pp.361-366)

Population and employment in Sussex 1950-80, by A. J. Fielding and M. F. Dunford, published 1 September 1983 in Sussex Environment Landscape and Society (pp.270-292, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd., ISBN-10: 0862990459 & ISBN-13: 9780862990459) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8831] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Hastings: A Living History, by David William Thornton, published 1 April 1987 (351 pp + 3 pp. of plates, Hastings: Hastings Publishing Co., ISBN-10: 0951220101 & ISBN-13: 9780951220108) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13461] & British Library & East Sussex Libraries
written and published during his term of office as Mayor of Hastings in the 1980s

West Sussex Railways in the 1980s, by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, published 18 November 1989 (96 pp., Midhurst: Middleton Press, ISBN-10: 0906520703 & ISBN-13: 9780906520703) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10622] & West Sussex Libraries

Policing by consent in the 1980s : national initiatives and local adaptation in Sussex , by Alain Guyomarch, 1990 at London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D. thesis)   View Online
This thesis analyses "policing by consent" as an ideal of legitimate and effective public service provision, and the influence of that ideal on policymaking to reform policing methods, structures and powers in Britain during the 1980s. It considers the relevance of "policing by consent" both to the processes of policy initiation and adoption at the national level and to the practices of policy implementation at the local level in one rural provincial police force. The thesis explains the incoherent nature of the reforms adopted and the conflicting goals of the various participants in the policy debates. The ambiguity of the concept of "policing by consent" allowed different objectives to be pursued behind a discourse common to most of the participants. Improving the public's estimation of the police service was only one goal of the policy makers; increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the 43 police forces of England and Wales was an equally important objective. The thesis explores and explains the non-coincidence of the aims and preoccupations of the national policy-makers with those of many of the police officers responsible for implementing the reforms on the ground. By analysing how police officers in a non-crisis area, a rural county, react to and interpret both the reforms and the discourse about "policing by consent", this thesis extends and complements existing studies of public opinion and police attitudes in problem urban areas. If those officers feel less isolated than their urban colleagues they nonetheless resent both the imposition of policies irrelevant to their local circumstances and their own loss of self-esteem because of association with the negative public image of an increasingly "nationalised" police service

Sussex and the postal strike, by F. G. Howard, published 1 January 1991 (30 pp., Sussex Postal History Society, ISBN-10: 0951897500 & ISBN-13: 9780951897508) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Daring Hearts: Lesbian and Gay Lives of '50s and '60s Brighton, by Brighton Ourstory Project, published 1992 (124 pp., Brighton: QueenSpark Books, ISBN-10: 0904733319 & ISBN-13: 9780904733310) accessible at: The Keep archive of QueenSpark Books & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
This is a collection of life stories of people who are members of the gay and lesbian community in the Brighton area. The book is based on taped interviews with forty lesbian and gay men who spoke openly about their lives in and around Brighton.
In the fifties and sixties the town enjoyed a national reputation as a haven for gay people and it was viewed as a relatively tolerant place for people to visit and live. Lesbians and gay men came from all over Britain for holidays and to settle down. Brighton was considered a type of 'Eldorado', a promised land, and this tradition remains today, where its thriving gay community is one of the largest in the country, outside London.

Chichester in the 1950s, by Edward Brown, published 1 January 1998 (E. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 0952948303 & ISBN-13: 9780952948308) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13331] & West Sussex Libraries

Sussex Industrial History: Journal of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society. Sussex Windmills and their Restoration - a 1970s perspective, by R. C. Pinney, published 1999 (issue no. 29, Sussex Industrial History, ISSN: 0263-5151) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14071] & The Keep [LIB/506527] & West Sussex Libraries   Download PDF
Introduction by Don Cox:
After giving a talk to a local Christian Fellowship Group on The Windmills of Sussex, I was approached by a person who introduced himself to me as Ron Pinney. He said that he had written a book about windmills and was I interested. Thus I came to read this book in its typed version and realised that although he had been unable to have the work published in 1975 when it was completed, it deserved to be published even at this late date. Following consultation with Peter Hill and Brian Austen, it was agreed that the work should be published as an edition of Sussex Industrial History.
The book contains much of interest to the lover of windmills and in particular to members of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society and Sussex Mills Group. It is appreciated that some of the information has been superseded, and that in the years since it was written other research has increased our knowledge of windmills. However it is thought that this work shows the state of things in the 1970s and as the author saw, it at the time. It also shows the restoration and the methods used at that time. Ron Pinney's text has been presented unchanged and updated in the references provided at the end.
Perhaps someone might be inspired to write a companion volume concerning the methods of restoration used and the state of the windmills of Sussex today.

Population Change 1951-2001, by Sarah Boughton and Keith Hardman, published 1 January 1999 in An Historical Atlas of Sussex (pp.120-121, Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, ISBN-10: 1860771122 & ISBN-13: 9781860771125) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14026][Lib 18777] & The Keep [LIB/501686][LIB/508903] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Crawley New Town 1947-2000, by Charles Kay, published 1 January 1999 in An Historical Atlas of Sussex (pp.122-123, Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, ISBN-10: 1860771122 & ISBN-13: 9781860771125) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14026][Lib 18777] & The Keep [LIB/501686][LIB/508903] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Planning and Communications 1947-2000, by Steve Brown and Tony Duc, published 1 January 1999 in An Historical Atlas of Sussex (pp.124-125, Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, ISBN-10: 1860771122 & ISBN-13: 9781860771125) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14026][Lib 18777] & The Keep [LIB/501686][LIB/508903] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Plumpton: an illustrated history of Plumpton Racecourse 1994-2000, by Stewart Nash, published 2000 (96 pp., Plumpton Racecourse Ltd, ISBN-10: 0953951308 & ISBN-13: 9780953951307) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries

The Slog Smugglers: A Boarder's-eye View of Steyning Grammar School in the 1950s, by George Barker, published 2001 (viii + 224 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 0954034201 & ISBN-13: 9780954034207) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries

The South Coast Beat Scene of the 1960s, by Mike Read, published 1 December 2001 (374 pp., Woodfield Publishing, ISBN-10: 1903953146 & ISBN-13: 9781903953143) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Horsham: The Development of a Market Town - Four Studies from the Big Archive Contribution - Horsham in the Year 2000, by Susan C. Djabri and Paul Smith, published 2002 (84 pp., Horsham Museum Society, ISBN-10: 190248407X & ISBN-13: 9781902484075) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14818] & British Library & Horsham Museum Society & West Sussex Libraries

Eastbourne coast protection, 1991-2000, by B. E. Waters, published 2002 in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Water and maritime engineering (vol. 154, issue 1, article, pp.1-18) accessible at: British Library

Horsham Historics 25, 1975-2000 : the story, so far, published 2005 (80 pp.) accessible at: British Library

Banfield & Pomphrey funeral directors of Hastings: August 1939 - September 1968, by R. A. Longley, published 1 February 2008 (48 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 1906505144 & ISBN-13: 9781906505141) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries

The Slow Turning Tide: Hastings in Austerity, 1946-1954, by Victoria Seymour, published 16 October 2008 (iv + 183 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 0954390164 & ISBN-13: 9780954390167) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries

Bats in the Larder: Memories of a 1970s Childhood by the Sea, by Jeremy Wells, published 9 July 2010 (256 pp., Stroud: History Press, ISBN-10: 0752457055 & ISBN-13: 9780752457055) accessible at: British Library & East Sussex Libraries
When 11-year-old Jeremy Wells moved home with his family from a bustling London suburb to the Sussex Coast, he was scarcely prepared for the weird and wonderful world he would encounter.
Here was a place in which goats used public transport, buses waited for people, trains didn't fit the stations and seeing a film was the last reason for going to the cinema. And the neighbours were even stranger …
In this affectionate and hilarious recollection of forty years ago, the author recalls the culture-shock of a family moving to an ancient town by the sea which was just two hours - and two decades - away from the capital.

A 1950s Holiday in Bognor Regis, by Sylvia Endacott and Shirley Lewis, published 1 April 2014 (128 pp., The History Press, ISBN-10: 0752499122 & ISBN-13: 9780752499123) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Bognor Regis is situated on the south coast of Britain, overlooking the English Channel. On 18 January 1787 the resort's founder, Sir Richard Hotham, laid the first stone marking the town as a 'public bathing place', a description that Bognor Regis has enjoyed ever since. The lure of the sea and the town's regular appearance at the top of the national sunshine league continues to draw people from towns and cities. Throughout the decades, seaside holidays have changed to reflect current fashions. Bognor Regis has been no different; rather like the ebb and flow of the tide, visitor numbers have risen, fallen and risen again according to the various fashions of the day. Accessibility by train from London was a major contributor to the number of visitors in the resort's early years. Coaches and Sunday school outings then came into prominence, followed eventually by the arrival of the car. As leisure time and money became more plentiful, a Sunday outing was replaced by a week at the seaside, then a fortnight's break. Recalling Macari's delicious ice cream, the divers leaping off the pier, and children building sandcastles as their parents sat in deckchairs in suits and summer dresses, this book relives the glory days of 1950s Bognor Regis. With many pictures published here for the first time, this book is sure to bring back happy memories for both visitors and residents of this popular seaside town.

Culture, Conservation and Change: Chichester in the 1960s, by Alan H. J. Green, published 1 May 2015 (The History Press, ISBN-10: 0750961414 & ISBN-13: 9780750961417) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Saving Our City: The Chichester Society in the 1970s, by Tim Rooth, published 6 May 2015 (142 pp., Woodfield Publishing, ISBN-10: 1846831644 & ISBN-13: 9781846831645) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The Sussex Devils: A true story of the 1980s Satanic panic, by Marc Heal, published 29 October 2015 (432 pp., Unbound, ISBN-10: 1783521279 & ISBN-13: 9781783521272) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
In 2012 Marc Heal stumbled across a yellowed newspaper cutting about Derry Knight: a man who claimed that he belonged to a secret Satanic group operating at the highest levels of British society. Helped by John Baker, vicar of the Sussex village of Newick, Knight had falsely raised large sums from wealthy gentry on the pretext of destroying powerful items of Satanic regalia.
Heal threw away the cutting but it made him deeply uneasy. Why could he remember nothing about the Knight affair even though he had grown up at its epicentre? Why did he know so much about the people in the story and yet recalled so little about it? Finally, he faced up to the reason for the blank: the trial had taken place in the weeks immediately after the defining trauma of his life. In December 1985 an elder from his parents' evangelical Christian church attempted an exorcism on him believing he was possessed by demons.
Based on extensive interviews with all the surviving witnesses this book explores the truth behind Derry Knight and the devastating effects that evangelical Christianity had on one young man.

Refurbishment : Bill Ungless reviews Fraser Brown MacKenna's retrofit of the 1960s Cockcroft Building at the University of Brighton, published July 2016 in Architecture Today (no. 270, article, pp.56-63)