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Sussex Military Heritage: Exploring the Royal Sussex Regiment in the Archives 1701-1966
20 May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
West Sussex Archives Society in partnership with the Friends of The National Archives
This is a one day symposium focussing on the collections and research from The National Archives and West Sussex Record Office. Members of both organisations will be able to come together to find out more about the national and local archives, the military history of the county and the rich and varied heritage of the Royal Sussex Regiment.
A series of RSR archives and museum objects will be on display during the day.
We will meet at 10.30am for tea/coffee and biscuits before Wendy Walker, County Archivist for West Sussex, introduces the symposium at 11am.
Speakers are Dr. Tony Wakeford, chairman of the Friends of The National Archives, on TNA sources for the RSR; Matthew Jones, Assistant County Archivist, on the RSR Archive at West Sussex Record Office and the RSR Heritage Project; Paul Evans, Historical Projects Officer, Army Museums Ogilby Trust, on using military collections and the work of the Trust; Barry Lane, Royal Sussex Regiment Museum Trust, on the RSR Museum collections.
There will be an hour for lunch. The Chichester Inn and the Crate and Apple pubs are nearby, with restaurants or cafes in the town. There are no lunch facilities at the Record Office.
Members of WSAS, FTNA and FoTKA – £12 / Non-