News and Events

The Keep re-opening: update

East Sussex Record Office at The Keep have announced that they are increasing the number of people reserving space in the Reading Room from eight to ten per day. Customers will also be able to order an additional three items on the morning of their visit, either from the Reference Room or from the repositories. More details here.

[posted 8 September 2020]

WSRO re-opening

The West Sussex Record Office will begin opening on a restricted basis on Tuesday 18 August. More details here.

[posted 11 August 2020]

Useful links

Events at East Sussex Record Office (The Keep)
Events at West Sussex Record Office
Friends of the Keep Archives
West Sussex Archives Society (Friends of West Sussex Record Office)

Covid-19: help record its impact

The West Sussex Record Office are looking ahead, and planning to create a record of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on West Sussex. This is a unique chance to document this event as it happens. They aim to create an archive of diaries, documents, photos, and videos which can preserve this history for the future. If you’d like to be a part of this, read more here and here.

Mass Observation and East Sussex Record Office, both based at The Keep, are also collecting and preserving the stories of individuals and communities; these will be catalogued to create accessible public resources that capture these extraordinary times. In addition, the Mass Observation Archive is conducting its annual diary writing day on 12 May 2020. More details here and here.

Limited stock clearance sale

The Society has launched a clearance sale to reduce excessive stock of a small number of titles. These are:

Littlehampton School Logbook 1871-1911 by Ruth Brown
Volume 95; year 2013.

East Sussex Church Monuments 1530-1830 by Nigel Llewellyn
Volume 93; years 2010/11.

Accounts and Records of the Manor of Mote in Iden 1441-1551, 1673 by Mark Gardiner and Christopher Whittick
Volume 92; year 2009.

East Sussex Parliamentary Deposited Plans 1799-1970 by Roger Davey
Volume 87; year 2003.

Chichester Diocesan Surveys, 1686 and 1724 Wyn K. Ford
Volume 78; year 1994.

The price of each title (to members and non-members alike) is now £5.00 only (plus P&P, or free collection from Barbican House).

[posted 24 September 2019]