New website offers chance to buy historic West Sussex photos

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HISTORIC photographs of West Sussex are now available to buy from the county’s Record Office.

The office has some of the largest archives of historic pictures in the country.

For the first time, people can go online and browse the collections to buy a copy of an image.

From blacksmiths and horses through to shots of the Home Guard and wartime weddings, there are dozens of different photographs.

Images can also be put on a jigsaw, coffee mug, mouse mat or keyrings.

Lionel Barnard, West Sussex County Council deputy leader who is responsible for the Record Office, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful collection of historic photographs in our vaults.

“Whether you want a picture hanging in your home or an unusual photo mug that stands out from the crowd this new site has a great selection to choose from.

“It already has a wide range of photographs and more are being added every month.”

Prices range from £5 for a small print, fridge magnet or key ring, through to £15 for a photo t-shirt, £17 for a jigsaw or £100 boxed canvas print.

To find out more, visit and view the photographs visit www.sussexpictures.co.uk.

Alternatively contact the Record Office on 01243 753 602 or email: records.office@westsussex.gov.uk.