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December 2019

WSAS Christmas Get-Together

7 December @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
West Sussex Record Office, 3 Orchard Street
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1DB United Kingdom
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For WSAS members and their guests To be held at the West Sussex Record Office from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The event is free but we need to know numbers so please complete a booking form.  Places are limited so early application is advised. Mince pies, coffee, wine, a look at recently acquired documents, short talks on West Sussex history and a chance to ask those questions you have been itching to ask the County Archivist, Wendy Walker. Talks: During the…

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February 2020

Escape and Evasion: French Napoleonic Prisoners of War in Hampshire

15 February 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
St Boltoph’s Church Room, Lansdowne Road
Worthing, West Sussex BN11 4LY United Kingdom
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During the Napoleonic Wars many thousands of French prisoners of war were held in Hampshire, on board the hulks in Portsmouth harbour, at Portchester Castle and Forton prisons, and in the parole depots such as Odiham and Alresford. But not all prisoners were content to wait for either exchange or the wars to end and escapes were planned and attempted. We are familiar with the escape stories from World War Two but these from two hundred years ago are just…

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